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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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Series ACLS Humanities E-Book
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, Khrushchev, 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 -- Soviet Union
Agriculture and state -- Russia
Crops and climate -- Soviet Union
Crops and climate -- Russia
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- Agribusiness.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- Sustainable Agriculture.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Russia & the Former Soviet Union.
Agriculture and state.
Crops and climate.
Klima
Landwirtschaft
Klimaatveranderingen.
Voedselvoorziening.
Klima.
Russia.
Soviet Union.
Russland
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Bellinger, Edward G.
ISBN 1423717503
9781423717508
6155053685
9786155053689
1281268615
9781281268617