Tankograd: The Formation of a Soviet Company Town: Cheliabinsk, 1900s-1950s

Hardcover | September 15, 2011

byLennart Samuelson

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Tankograd depicts the daily life and strivings of the people in the Urals, ordinary workers, peasants, engineers and managers who transformed a slumbering provincial city to a central element in Russia’s defence industry. It combines social, economic, and cultural history with military analyses of the Urals’ importance for the Soviet war efforts.

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Tankograd depicts the daily life and strivings of the people in the Urals, ordinary workers, peasants, engineers and managers who transformed a slumbering provincial city to a central element in Russia’s defence industry. It combines social, economic, and cultural history with military analyses of the Urals’ importance for the Soviet w...

LENNART SAMUELSON has, since 1992,  done archival research in Moscow, Cheliabinsk and other cities on the origins of the Soviet military-industrial complex, on the collectivization of the countryside and on the Great Terror in the 1930s. His Plans for Stalin’s War-Machine (Macmillan 1999) was rewarded with the General Hugo Raab Prize ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.85 × 5.68 × 1 inPublished:September 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230208878

ISBN - 13:9780230208872

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Cheliabinsk as Mirror of Russia’s 20th Century
From the Civil War to the Five-year Plans
Industrial City as Socialist Vision and Soviet Reality
The Tractor Factory’s Civilian Production and Military Potential
Stagnation and Streamlining in the Whirlwinds of Terror, 1936–39
Industrial Preparedness in Cheliabinsk 1939–1940
Production Conditions for Heavy Tanks in the Urals
1418 Long Weekdays on the Home Front in the Southern Urals
The New Military-Industrial Complex in Cheliabinsk in the Cold War