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Guns and Rubles: The Defense Industry in the Stalinist State

Mark Harrison

Abstract

For this book, a team of economists and historians scoured formerly closed Soviet archives to discover how Stalin used rubles to make guns. Focusing on various aspects of the defense industry, a top-secret branch of the Soviet economy, the book's contributors uncover new information on the inner workings of Stalin's dictatorship, military and economic planning, and the industrial organization of the Soviet economy. Previously unknown details about Stalin's command system come to light, as do insights into the relations between Soviet public and private interests. The authors show that defense ... More

Keywords: Soviet archives, Stalin, rubles, guns, defense industry, Soviet economy, Stalin's dictatorship, economic planning, industrial organization, Stalin's command system

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780300125245
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300125245.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Harrison, editor

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