Notes on Jasny – Soviet Industrialization (1928-1952)

Here are the notes I took while reading Naum Jasny’s Soviet Industrialization (1928-1952). This book was referenced by Stephen Kotkin’s Magnetic Mountain: Stalinism as a Civilization as a definitive guide to Soviet economic history during Stalinism.

The book is packed with detail and is not an easy read. But it stands as a great work of analysis of Soviet economy from the twenties to the fifties. Its conclusions are depressing, but also illuminating.

The notes are taken from the beginning to the end of the book and they closely follow the text.