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Cars of the Soviet Union

Andy Thompson

Cars of the Soviet Union

the definitive history

by Andy Thompson

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Published by Haynes North America, Haynes Pub. in Newbury Park, Calif., USA, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset, UK .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Automobiles -- Soviet Union -- History,
  • Automobiles -- Russia (Federation) -- History,
  • Motor vehicles -- Soviet Union -- History,
  • Motor vehicles -- Russia (Federation) -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 370-371) and index.

    StatementAndy Thompson.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTL85 .T485 2008
    The Physical Object
    Pagination376 p. :
    Number of Pages376
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23390789M
    ISBN 109781844254835
    LC Control Number2007943107

      Only in did the Soviet Union begin producing more private cars than trucks. And once it did, as Mr Siegelbaum aptly notes, it sowed the seeds of its own destruction. One reason, of . Here is the fascinating story of the specialized trucks built by the Soviet Union from until the state's demise in This new book also features a comprehensive chapter describing the changes in the heavy vehicle industry during the post-Soviet era.

      The first Soviet cars I saw were the three Ladas parked in the lot behind the two-story brick AlphaCars building, which was once a shoe factory, at . The Soviet Union not only bought Vickers tanks, but also tankettes. The world-famous Carden-Loyd model of was bought, completely rebuilt and improved as the T Indigenous models like the T and T, based on current light models, never fulfilled the requirements and remained only prototypes.

      The Structure of Soviet History: Essays and Documents by Ronald Grigor Suny. Soviet Politics by Mary McAuley. Red Nations: The Nationalities Experience in and after the USSR by Dr Jeremy Smith. Now, you may also want to read most of what Solzhenitsyn wrote. Not as historical research, most of his stuff is romanticized or novelized.   First, I would like to check, that “Communist Russians” is a wrong and actually insulting phrase. While it would be correct to mentions “Nazi Germans” since the philosophy of National-Socialism (known as Nazi, but a kind of socialism nevertheless).


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The story of the Soviet Union’s cars has to be seen in the context of a planned society in a vast, relatively undeveloped territory in which everything was planned well in advance, in which consumer items were not a priority until well after the Second World War when the country had developed the necessary heavy industry to be in a position to develop consumer by: 1.

This is the fascinating story of Soviet cars from the birth of the Soviet Union in until its demise inincluding a chapter dedicated to the post-Soviet era. It is the story of an insular, state-run car industry in which the carefully thought-out ideas of ministerial planners, rather than the fickle nature of customers in a free Cited by: 1.

His previous books, Cars of the Soviet Union and Cars of Eastern Europe, have been highly praised and translated into several languages. Previously, Andy has been a disc jockey for Radio Caroline, a housing director for local authorities and housing associations and a housing markets advisor at the Audit : The story of the Soviet Union's cars has to be seen in the context of a planned society in which everything was planned well in advance, and consumer items were not a priority until well after the Second World War.

This extraordinarily detailed study charts the history of Soviet cars from the birth of the Soviet Union in until its demise in 5/5(2). The cars of the Soviet Union therefore have a unique heritage: designed for a social purpose, influenced by politicians, built with military needs in mind and sold in a country where the open road could be a mile track across a windswept steppe.

The story of the Soviet Union’s cars has to be seen in the context of a planned society in a vast, relatively undeveloped territory in which everything was planned well in advance, in which consumer items were not a priority until well after the Second World War when the country had developed the necessary heavy industry to be in a position to develop consumer products.

Thompson's book covers all the major lines of Soviet cars and light trucks, including the GAZ Pobedas and Volgas, the ZIL limousines, the beloved Zaporozhets, and a bunch of acronymic vehicles we.

Cars for Comrades is a kind of ‘total history’ of the automobile and ‘car culture’ in the Soviet Union, one that is exhaustively researched and engagingly written.

Consisting of six chapters, Professor Siegelbaum’s book covers a wide range of topics, from the early development of the technology and the arrangements for its production, to the construction of roads and the supporting.

Cars Of The Soviet Union: The Definitive History, a book by Andy Thompson. This is the fascinating story of Soviet cars from the birth of the Soviet Union in until its demise inincluding a chapter dedicatedto the post-Soviet : $ The Soviet Union's communist system was the world's first and largest attempt to create a new type of society.

For more than 70 years, cars and vans were designed and built not to win greater market share but to meet a clear social and economic purpose. Buy Cars of the Soviet Union illustrated edition by Andrew Thompson (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s:   Prior to World War II, Stalin had tried to work out a deal to assemble the car in the Soviet Union.

But following the Allied victory, the Soviet leader considered it to be a spoil of war. In   This is the fascinating story of Soviet cars from the birth of the Soviet Union in until its demise inincluding a chapter dedicated to the post-Soviet era.

It is the story of an insular, state-run car industry in which the carefully thought-out ideas of ministerial planners, rather than the fickle nature of customers in a free 5/5(1). The cars of the Soviet Union therefore have a unique heritage: designed for a social purpose, influenced by politicians, built with military needs in mind and sold in a country where the open road was often a mile track across a windswept s: 7.

The cars of the Soviet Union therefore have a unique heritage: designed for a social purpose, influenced by politicians, built with military needs in mind and sold in a country where the open road was often a mile track across a windswept steppe.

Charts the history of Soviet cars from the birth of the Soviet Union in until its demise inwith a conclusion about the post-Soviet era. Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. I set out to write a book not so much about the varieties and comparative deficiencies of cars in the Soviet Union as what these objects meant to Soviet citizens.

The structure and organizing principles of the book were among the first things to become clear. There would be three chapters on the “Soviet Detroits”the places where automobiles were built, the people who built them, and how Author: Lewis Siegelbaum.

The story of the Soviet Union’s cars has to be seen in the context of a planned society in a vast, relatively undeveloped territory in which everything was planned well in advance, in which consumer items were not a priority until well after the Second World War when the country had developed the necessary heavy industry to be in a position to develop consumer products/5(9).

Follows The History Of Soviet Cars In Great Detail From The Birth Of The Soviet Union In Until Its Demise InWith A Conclusion About The Post-soviet Era. Full Of Rarely-seen Mono And Colour. A listing of Soviet automobiles See also Category:Motor vehicle manufacturers of the Soviet Union.

Subcategories. This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total. Cars of the Soviet Union (Hardback, illustrated edition) By Thompson, Andrew This extraordinarily detailed and fully illustrated study charts the history of Soviet cars from the birth of the Soviet Union in until its demise inwith a conclusion about the post-Soviet era.A one of a kind dystopian novel, such literature was unheard of in the Soviet Union.

In the eyes of the government and the people, We mocked the communist regime and presented an unlikable image of the communist future that the country was eagerly fighting for.

The novel is filled with allusions to Zamyatin’s own experience of Soviet life and references the Russian Civil War, which ended.Soviet Union genre: new releases and popular books, including The Blackbird Girls by Anne Blankman, Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe by Se.