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By Gregory P.R., Lazarev V.

The Gulag procedure was once conceived from the 1st as either a penal process and as a resource of work for grand and ill-conceived monetary initiatives, in keeping with Gregory and Lazarev (both of the Hoover Institution). they provide an summary of the Gulag method and current chapters exploring its monetary features, particularly the rationales of Soviet planners and the inefficiency of pressured hard work.

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Hoover Press : Gregory/Gulag 24 DP0 HGRESG0200 rev1 page 24 Andrei Sokolov an industrial labor force with no factory experience and with its own ideas of discipline. The priority of heavy industry required heavy manual labor by both skilled and unskilled labor, but the emphasis on heavy industry meant that there were few consumer goods to motivate labor. The high turnover rate of industrial workers (tekuchest’) remained a persistent sore point. As long as workers were free to change jobs in “free” local labor markets, planners could not direct and hold workers to complete planned tasks.

Zubkov, Poslevoennoe Sovetskoe Obschestvo. 1945–1953 gg. Politika i Povsednevnost’ (Moscow, 1999). Many documents were published about postwar life, such as “Moskva Poslevoennaia. 1945–1947 gg. Arkhivnie Dokumenty i Materialy” (Moscow: Mosgorarkhiv 2000). Although the situation in Moscow had characteristics particular to metropolitan areas, the situation was common for the whole country. ” Another worker wrote: “We are not lazy. We are working with all our might but they don’t give us enough to live let alone to survive.

1945–1953 gg. Politika i Povsednevnost’ (Moscow, 1999). Many documents were published about postwar life, such as “Moskva Poslevoennaia. 1945–1947 gg. Arkhivnie Dokumenty i Materialy” (Moscow: Mosgorarkhiv 2000). Although the situation in Moscow had characteristics particular to metropolitan areas, the situation was common for the whole country. ” Another worker wrote: “We are not lazy. We are working with all our might but they don’t give us enough to live let alone to survive. ” Supply officials were accused of gluttony at the expense of workers’ empty stomachs.

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