The Railways

  • Roger Pethybridge


The political problems which involved Russia’s railways in 1917 were predetermined to some extent by those economic and geographical factors that had led to the building of the railways in the first place and which continued to govern their functions up to the revolution. In order to understand the situation in 1917, we must look first at these factors. During the years immediately before the downfall of the Tsarist regime, two clearly defined periods emerge with regard to needs and facilities in railway communications — the period of peace prior to 1914, and the First World War.


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