Industrialisation and Economic Planning
- Why did Stalin turn against the old specialists?
- How successful was Stalinist industrialisation? [debate]
- How does a ‘mature’ plan economy function?
The Riutin platform (excerpt), Spring/Summer 1932; in J. Arch Getty and O.V. Naumov (eds), The Road to Terror: Stalin and the Self-Destruction of the Bolsheviks, 1932-1939 (New Haven, 1999), pp. 54-64. Link
Speeches of A.P. Smirnov, I.A. Akulov, M.F. Shkiriatov, Ya.E. Rudzutak, N.I. Bukharin, K.Ye Voroshilov at the Central Committee plenum of 7-12 January 1933; K. Radeks letter to Ya Rudzutak, January 1933, in Getty/ Naumov, The Road to Terror, pp. 74-102 [= Chapter 2: Party Discipline in 1932] Link: see above
Schultz, Kurt S., ‘Building the Soviet Detroit: the Construction of the Nizhnii-Novgorod Automobile Factory, 1927-1932’, Slavic Review 49 (1990), pp. 200-212 (Read, The Stalin Years, pp. 70-86).
Suny, The Soviet Experiment, pp. 233 – 251 [= Chapter 10: ‘Stalin’s Industrial Revolution’] the 1998 edition can be borrowed for one hour here:
Kotkin, Magnetic Mountain, pp. 1-145.
Hosking, Geoffrey, A History of the Soviet Union, 1917-1991 (London, 1992), pp. 149-182.
OR The chapters on Stalin's revolution from above (1928-1933) in another good History of the Soviet Union, for example:
Kenez, Peter, A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End (Cambridge, 1999)
Read, Christopher, The Making and Breaking of the Soviet System: An Interpretation (Basingstoke, 2001)
Service, Robert, A History of Modern Russia, From Tsarism to the Twenty-First Century (Cambridge, Mass., 2009)
Allen, Robert C., Farm to Factory: A Reinterpretation of the Soviet Industrial Revolution (Princeton, 2003).
Filtzer, Donald, Soviet Workers and Stalinist Industrialization: The Formation of Modern Soviet Productions Relations, 1928-1941 (Armonk, NY, 1986).
Davies, R.W., The Industrialization of Soviet Russia, 3 vols (Cambridge, 1980-1991).
Kuromiya, Hiroaki, Stalin’s Industrial Revolution: Politics and Workers, 1928-32 (Cambridge, 1988).