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Soviet Railways to Russian Railways

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Restructuring the Old Railway

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. N. Westwood
      Pages 3-17
    3. J. N. Westwood
      Pages 18-30
    4. J. N. Westwood
      Pages 31-49
    5. J. N. Westwood
      Pages 50-67
    6. J. N. Westwood
      Pages 68-91
  3. Operating the New Railway

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. J. N. Westwood
      Pages 95-133
    3. J. N. Westwood
      Pages 134-151
    4. J. N. Westwood
      Pages 152-165
    5. J. N. Westwood
      Pages 166-195
    6. J. N. Westwood
      Pages 196-220
    7. J. N. Westwood
      Pages 221-231
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 232-255

About this book

Introduction

In the postsoviet decade Russian railways remained highly centralised, evaded the upheavals of mass privatisation, and remained the backbone of a demoralised economy. Preserving much of Soviet practice, the Railways Ministry mounted a skilled rearguard action that achieved a gradual and considered adaptation to the market economy rather than the pell-mell, western-orientated, liberalisation that afflicted other branches of the economy. This book describes that rearguard action, and goes on to show how railway managers are coping with the new conditions.

Keywords

economy liberalization mass money privatisation privatization rating restructuring Russia service

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Russian and East European StudiesUniversity of BirminghamLondonRussian

About the authors

J. N. WESTWOOD is Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Birmingham. He was an economist with Canadian National Railways before changing to an academic career in Russian studies. He is author of A History of Russian Railways, Soviet Railways Today, Soviet Locomotive Technology and Endurance and Endeavour: Russian History 1812-1992.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Soviet Railways to Russian Railways
  • Authors J. Westwood
  • Series Title Studies in Russian and East European History and Society
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230285873
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2002
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Economics & Finance Collection Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-67417-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-39921-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-28587-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 255
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Economic History
    Development Economics
  • Buy this book on publisher's site

Reviews

'...the book offers an informative window into economic developments in post-Soviet Russia.' - The Russian Review

'Westwood is extremely knowledgeable about both railroading and Russia...an informative window into economic developments in post-Soviet Russia.' - Henry Reichman, Russian Review