The Soviet Rural Economy in 1929–1930: The Size of the Kolkhoz

  • R. W. Davies


The year of the great breakthrough’, as Stalin described 1929 in November of that year,1 marked the end of the New Economic Policy (N.E.P.). During N.E.P., a largely state-owned industry was linked with some 25 million private peasant households through a market system in which private as well as state and co-operative trade was permitted to operate. Within this framework both agriculture and industry first recovered to their pre-war levels of production and then expanded beyond them.


Rural Settlement Collective Farmer Lower Volga Region Agricultural Machine 16th Party 
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  1. 2.
    B. Brutzkus, Economic Planning in Soviet Russia (1935) pp. 233–4.Google Scholar
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    See E. H. Carr and R. W. Davies, Foundations of a Planned Economy, 1926–1929, I (1969) 227–36.Google Scholar
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    M. Bogdenko, Stroitel’stvo zernovykh sovkhozov v 1928–1932 gg. (1958) p. 62.Google Scholar
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    G. A. Chigrinov, Bor’ba KPSS za organizatsionno-khozyaistvennoe ukreplenie Kolkhozov (1970) p. 48.Google Scholar

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