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Abstract

The Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs noted shortly before the October coup with respect to the state of the railways and the supply question:

… Notwithstanding all the difficulties we are experiencing, our position, objectively, still includes enormous resources both with respect to manpower reserves and food supplies.… The difficulties, however, arise from the shortage and the poor functioning of transport. That is why much of what is happening in our country is completely incomprehensible to foreigners, be they our enemies or our allies.1

The railway situation in Russia may serve as an introduction to the politics of the supply problem. The collapse of the railway system, enhanced in the revolutionary months by the actions of the railwaymen, was the main cause of the breakdown in supplies.

Keywords

Supply Problem Food Crisis Food Problem RUSSIAN Revolution Ration Card 
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