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Tankograd: The Formation of a Soviet Company Town: Cheliabinsk,…
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Tankograd depicts the daily life and strivings of the people in the Urals, ordinary workers, peasants, engineers and managers who transformed a slumbering provincial city to a central element in Russia’s defence industry. It combines social, economic, and cultural history with military analyses of the Urals’ importance for the Soviet war efforts.
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A major production site of Soviet KV and T-34 tanks in WWII, the town of Cheliabinsk in the Urals was nicknamed 'Tankograd', its civilian machine-building factories swiftly converted to arms production. This book gives a social, economic and political panorama that describes everyday life in a typical Soviet company town during the Stalin era.
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