The Transport Crisis, 1931

  • E. A. Rees
Part of the Studies in Soviet History and Society book series

Abstract

In the winter of 1930/1 the railways moved into deep crisis, forcing a major reappraisal of policy. The wisdom of combining responsibility for all aspects of transport within one commissariat was re-examined. The strained relations between the USSR and Japan dramatised the central importance of the railways’ defence role. In 1931, the first year of the calendar plan, saw attempts to resolve the long-running dispute regarding the reconstruction of the railways. The determination of policy priorities with regard to railway investment in this period provides a test case of NKPS’s effectiveness as an institutional lobby.1

Keywords

Furnace Steam Transportation Diesel Lution 

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  • E. A. Rees
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  1. 1.Centre for Russian and East European StudiesUniversity of BirminghamUK

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