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Brezhnev's folly : the building of BAM and late Soviet socialism

Author: Christopher J Ward
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2009.
Series: Series in Russian and East European studies.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Heralded by Soviet propaganda as the 'Path to the Future', the Baikal-Amur Mainline Railway (BAM) represented the hopes and dreams of Brezhnev and the Communist Party elite of the late Soviet era.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Leonid Ilʹich Brezhnev; Leonid I Brežnev; Leonid I Brežnev; Leonid Ilʹich Brezhnev; Leonid I Brežnev
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher J Ward
ISBN: 9780822943723 0822943727
OCLC Number: 297144831
Description: x, 218 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the project of the century --
Prometheanism versus conservationism on the railway --
Crime and corruption in BAM society --
Working alone : women on the railway --
National differentiation and marginalization on the railway --
The rails of fraternal cooperation : BAMers abroad and foreigners at home --
Conclusion : Brezhnev's folly in perspective.
Series Title: Series in Russian and East European studies.
Responsibility: Christopher J. Ward.

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"A fascinating case study of youth, gender, ethnicity, and an emergent ecological consciousness in Brezhnev's USSR. This book also focuses on the near farce of an out-of-touch effort by the Soviet Read more...

 
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