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The Great Urals

regionalism and the evolution of the Soviet system

by Jim Harris

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Published by Cornell University Press in Ithaca, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Regionalism -- Russia (Federation) -- Ural Mountains Region -- History -- 20th century,
  • Regional planning -- Russia (Federation) -- Ural Mountains Region -- History -- 20th century,
  • Ural Mountains Region (Russia) -- Economic conditions,
  • Soviet Union -- Economic policy -- 1933-1937

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-230) and index

    StatementJames R. Harris
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHC340.12.Z7 U7232 1999
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 235 p. :
    Number of Pages235
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16946345M
    ISBN 100801434785
    LC Control Number99010063

      Book review- Behind the Urals: An American Worker in Russia's City of Steel In the ’s the main goal of the communist regime in the Soviet Union was the rapid industrialization of the country. New factories were built all over the country and farmers were brought in to work in them. The Urals Mountains separate Europe from Asia. They range from the Arctic Ocean to the border between Russia and Kazakhstan. The highest mountain in the range is Mount Narodnaya in Russia. It is 6,ft (1,m) high. The Urals are a narrow mountain range, at its widest point they are only miles (km) wide.

    Behind the Urals stands as a unique and revealing description of an iron age in an iron country.-Print ed. “Students reading Scott have come away with a real appreciation of the hardships under which these workers built Magnitogorsk and of the nearly incredible enthusiasm with which many of them worked.”—Ronald Grigor Suny. The new angle on this book on Russia is the fact that this is neither the record of a journalist nor a diplomat, but of a worker, who tells of the effort that ent into the dream of what was to be the ""biggest continuous mine to rolling mill metallurgical combine in the world"". The author learned welding in America so that he could get a job in the Soviet Union; he arrived at Magnitogorsk, .

    The Urals are best known as the boundary between Europe and Asia. A History of the Urals demonstrates the region's importance in its own right, as a crucible of Russia's defence industry in particular. In the first English-language book to explore the subject fully, Paul Dukes examines the region's contribution to the power of the state in tsarist, Soviet and post-Soviet times, . The Great Depression of the ’s, with its iconic images of well-dressed bourgeoisie in soup lines and gaunt figures with hopeless eyes from the Dust Bowl, challenged the prior American consensus that their system of liberal democracy and free markets was the pinnacle of social and economic organization. Upon graduating from a radical educational program at the University .


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"The Great Urals is an innovative and important book that no student of Soviet history will be able to ignore. James Harris's study has implications for the whole period of modern Russian history, even to the present day. One of the major discoveries in this book is that the origins of today's regionalism in the former Soviet Union can be Cited by: Political histories of the Soviet Union have portrayed a powerful Kremlin leadership whose will was passively implemented by regional Party officials and institutions.

Drawing on his research in recently opened archives in Moscow and the Urals--a vast territory that is a vital center of the Russian mining and metallurgy industries--James R. Harris overturns this view. Read the full-text online edition of The Great Urals: Regionalism and the Evolution of the Soviet System ().

Home» Browse» Books» Book details, The Great Urals:. Sage House East State Street Ithaca, NY Email Us. Ural Mountains, also called the Urals, Russian Uralskie Gory or Ural, mountain range forming a rugged spine in west-central Russia and the major part of the traditional physiographic boundary between Europe and ing some 1, miles (2, km) from the bend of the Ural River in the south to the low, severely eroded Pay-Khoy Ridge, which forms a mile (km).

The version of the “Great Urals plan” that Urals leaders had presented to VSNKh in November projected a tripling of capital expenditures in heavy industry for the following year alone: from million rubles in to million in –¹ Almost every region of the Soviet Union faced a huge expansion of construction and production.

This is an amazing first-hand account of Stalin's Russia, written by a young American who went to work in at the great new steel city of Magnitogorsk in the Urals. It contains much first hand evidence on working and living conditions, on social moods, on corruption, on repression and on by: Get this from a library.

The Great Urals: regionalism and the evolution of the Soviet system. [James R Harris] -- "In both the East and the West, political histories of the Soviet Union have portrayed a powerful Kremlin leadership whose will was passively implemented by regional Party officials and institutions.

James R. Harris is the author of The Great Urals ( avg rating, 3 ratings, 0 reviews, published ), The Name Of God From Sinai To The American Sout /5(4). The Urals (Russian: Ура́л oo-RAHL) is a common geographical name of the area of Russia around the Ural Mountains.

It is a vast territory which includes major cities like Yekaterinburg and Chelyabinsk, as well as parts of the polar areas. The Ural mountains are among the oldest mountains on Earth and are generally not very high, more often looking like large hills, though.

"Students reading Scott have come away with a real appreciation of the hardships under which these workers built Magnitogorsk and of the nearly incredible enthusiasm with which many of them worked." —Ronald Grigor Suny"A genuine grassroots account of Soviet life—a type of book of which there have been far too few." —William Henry Chamberlin, New York Times, " 4/5(3).

The Ural Mountains (/ ˈ jʊər əl /; Russian: Ура́льские го́ры, tr. Uralskiye gory, IPA: [ʊˈralʲskʲɪjə ˈgorɨ]; Bashkir: Урал тауҙары, Ural tauźarı) or simply the Urals, are a mountain range that runs approximately from north to south through western Russia, from the coast of the Arctic Ocean to the Ural River and northwestern nates: 60°N 60°E / 60°N.

The Urals (Mountains Around the World) [Johnson, Robin] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Urals (Mountains Around the World)Author: Robin Johnson. Behind the Urals stands as a unique and revealing description of an iron age in an iron country.-Print ed.

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"The Mistress of the Copper Mountain" (Russian: Медной горы хозяйка, tr. Mednoj gory hozjajka), also known as "The Queen of the Copper Mountain" or "The Mistress of the Copper Mine", is a folk tale (the so-called skaz) of the Ural region Author: Pavel Bazhov. The Great Urals Siberian Survival Regionalism and the Evolution The Nenets and Their Story of the Soviet System ANDREI V.

GOLOVNEV JAMES R. HARRIS AND GAIL OSHERENKO "The Great Urals is an innovative and impor- "This book tells the story of the most suc-tant book that no student of Soviet history cessful indigenous resistance to modern. Behind the Urals book. Read 32 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

Students reading Scott have come away with a real appreciation of /5(32). Ural (Russian: Ура́л) is a geographical region located around the Ural Mountains, between the East European and West Siberian plains.

It is considered a part of Eurasian Steppe, extending approximately from the North to the South; from the Arctic Ocean to the end of Ural River near Orsk city.

The border between Europe and Asia runs along the Eastern side of the Ural. The third meaning, which at present is known under term of “Great Urals” and which will be used in our book, sees the Ural in a wider context as the region with common cultural and economic characteristics.

This concept does not conform to the physical definition of the Ural as a : $. Marking the border between Europe and Asia, the Ural Mountains (Урал) stretch from the Kara Sea in the north to Kazakhstan in the south.

Modest in scale, they nevertheless proved to be rich in resources, and when Russia stumbled onto this Aladdin’s cave full of lustrous treasures many centuries ago, the mineral riches filled the coffers and allowed Russia to expand into Siberia .John Scott left the University of Wisconsin for the Soviet Union in Appalled by the depression and attracted by what he had heard concerning the effort to create a “new society” in the Soviet Union, he obtained training as a welder and went abroad to join the great crusade.

Assigned to construction of the new “Soviet Pittsburgh,” Magnitogorsk, on the eastern slopes .This is the Urals. Recently, people as a result of largescale of their economic activities caused great damage to the nature of these places.

In connection with the disappearance and reduction of many species of biological species, the Red Book of the Urals was created, animals and plants were carefully recorded.

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