Tankograd: The Formation of a Soviet Company Town and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more

Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

Start reading Tankograd on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Tankograd: The Formation of a Soviet Company Town: Cheliabinsk, 1900s-1950s [Hardcover]

Lennart Samuelson

Price: 65.00 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Wednesday, 3 Sept.? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details


Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition 61.75  
Hardcover 65.00  

Book Description

26 July 2011
The once-closed town of Cheliabinsk in the Urals was nicknamed 'Tankograd' during World War Two. The dozens of new machine-building, metal and tractor factories established in the 1930s were swiftly prepared for conversion to arms production and Cheliabinsk became a major production site of the Soviet KV, IS and T-34 tanks. This book outlines a vast social, economic and political panorama that describes everyday life in a typical Soviet company town during the Stalin era. The socialist visions of the founders of the new cityscape in the early 1930s is contrasted with the dire conditions in the shanty townships on the outskirts of the city. The repression waves during the Great Terror 1937-8 are analyzed in their regional dimension, as well as the transformation of the historical memory after 1991.

Product details

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Book Description

A broad social, economic and military historical panorama of the evolution of a typical Soviet company town, from the 1917 Revolution to the end of the Stalin era

About the Author

LENNART SAMUELSON has been doing Archival Research in Russia since the early 1990s. His publications include Plans for Stalin's War-Machine: Tukhachevskii and Military-Economic Planning, 1925-1941 and Stalin, NKVD and the Repressions, 1936-1938, co-authored with Vladimir Khaustov.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category