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Russian Research Center Studies 60

One Hundred Thousand Tractors

The MTS and the Development of Controls in Soviet Agriculture

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674421301

Publication Date: 01/01/1970

423 pages

2 charts, 3 line illustrations, 20 tables

Russian Research Center Studies


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  • Part I. Historical and Ideological Foundations
    • Chapter 1: The Prehistory of the MTS
    • Chapter 2: The Development of the MTS System
    • Chapter 3: The MTS and Soviet Ideology
  • Part II. The MTS and the System of Agricultural Administration
    • Chapter 4: The Organization or the Individual Machine-Tractor Station
    • Chapter 5: The MTS and the Administration of Soviet Agriculture
  • Part III. The MTS and the System of Party Controls in the Village
    • Chapter 6: The Party and Agriculture
    • Chapter 7: The Party and MTS Construction, 1929–1932
    • Chapter 8: The Politotdels, 1933–1934
    • Chapter 9: The MTS and the Normalization or Party Controls, 1935–1939
    • Chapter 10: The Wartime Politotdels
    • Chapter 11: The Party and the MTS in the Postwar Period
    • Chapter 12: “Closer to Production”: The MTS and the Raikom in the Final Period
  • Part IV. The Liquidation of the MTS
    • Chapter 13: The Liquidation of the MTS
    • Chapter 14: Conclusions
    • Chapter 15: Epilogue
  • Appendix
  • Notes
  • Index

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