The Soviet Defence-Industry Complex from Stalin to Khrushchev

  • John Barber
  • Mark Harrison

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John Barber, Mark Harrison, Nikolai Simonov, Boris Starkov
      Pages 3-29
  3. The Formative Phase

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Lennart Samuelson
      Pages 47-69
    3. R. W. Davies, Mark Harrison
      Pages 70-95
  4. The War and the Postwar Period

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Mark Harrison
      Pages 99-117
    3. Mark Harrison
      Pages 118-149
  5. The Defence-industry Complex and Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Aleksandr Losik, Aleksandr Shcherba
      Pages 173-183
  6. Regulation and Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 269-283

About this book


The huge complex of Soviet institutions and enterprises specialised in military production powerfully influenced the course of the twentieth century through resistance to imperial Japan, the defeat of Nazi Germany, and nuclear stalemate with America in the Cold War. Based on collaborative research by Russian and British scholars in the hitherto secret archives of the Soviet government, party, and armed forces, this book is a pioneering investigation of the economic dynamics and social and political significance of Soviet defence.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John Barber
    • 1
  • Mark Harrison
    • 2
  1. 1.King’s CollegeCambridgeUK
  2. 2.University of WarwickUK

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