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Author Dronin, N. M.

Title Climate dependence and food problems in Russia, 1900-1990 : the interaction of climate and agricultural policy and their effect on food problems / by Nikolai M. Dronin and Edward G. Bellinger
Published Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, [2005]
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Contents Introduction: climate and agriculture in Russia -- The availability and reliability of statistical agricultural data for Russia -- The pre-revolutionary period (before 1916) -- The post-revolutionary decade (1917-28) -- The Stalin era (1929-53) -- The post-Stalin period (after 1953) -- Summary -- The pre-revolutionary period (1900-16): Major developments in agriculture -- Weather variations and agricultural production -- Food problems -- Summary -- The post-revolutionary period (1917-28): Major developments in agriculture -- Weather variations and agricultural production -- Food problems -- Summary -- The collectivization of Soviet agriculture (1929-40): Major developments in agriculture -- Weather variations and agricultural production -- Food problems -- Summary -- The post-war recovery period (1945-54): Major developments in agriculture -- Weather variations and agricultural production -- Food problems -- Summary -- The virgin lands campaign (1955-64): Major developments in agriculture -- Weather variations and agricultural production -- Food problems -- Summary -- Period of intensification of the Soviet agriculture (1965-75): Major developments in agriculture -- Weather variations and agricultural production -- Food problems -- Summary -- Period of stagnation of the Soviet agriculture (1976-90): Major developments in agriculture -- Weather variations and agricultural production -- Food problems -- Summary
Summary Between 1900 and 1990, there were several periods of grain and other food shortages in Russia and the former Soviet Union, some of which reached disaster proportions resulting in mass famine and death on an unprecedented scale. New stocks of information not previously accessible as well as traditional official and other sources have been used to explore the extent to which policy and vagaries in climate conspired to affect agricultural yields. Were the leaders' (Stalin, Krushchev, Brezhnev and Gorbachev) policies sound in theory but failed in practice because of unpredictable weather? How did the Soviet peasants react to these changes? What impact did Soviet agriculture have on the overall economy of the country? These are all questions that are taken into account
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Agriculture and state -- Russia.
Agriculture and state -- Soviet Union.
Crops and climate -- Russia.
Crops and climate -- Soviet Union.
Form Electronic book
Author Bellinger, Edward G.
ISBN 1281268615
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