Climate Dependence and Food Problems in Russia, 1900-1990: The Interaction of Climate and Agricultural Policy and Their Effect on Food Problems

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Central European University Press, Jan 1, 2005 - 366 páginas
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Between 1900 and 1990, there were several periods of grain and other food shortages in Russia and the former Soviet Union, some of which reached disaster proportions resulting in mass famine and death on an unprecedented scale. New stocks of information not previously accessible as well as traditional official sources have been used to explore the extent to which policy and vagaries in climate conspired to affect agricultral yields.
 

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The postwar recovery period 19451954
155
62 Weather variations and agricultural production
161
63 Food problems
165
64 Summary
169
The virgin lands campaign 19551964
171
72 Weather variations and agricultural production
193
73 Food problems
207
74 Summary
217

24 The postStalin period after 1953
25
25 Summary
29
The prerevolutionary period 19001916
31
32 Weather variations and agricultural production
44
33 Food problems
53
34 Summary
66
The postrevolutionary period 19171928
69
42 Weather variations and agricultural production
80
43 Food problems
89
44 Summary
107
The collectivization of Soviet agriculture 19291940
109
52 Weather variations and agricultural production
123
53 Food problems
135
54 Summary
152
The period of agricultural intensification 19651975
219
82 Weather variations and agricultural production
239
83 Food problems
252
84 Summary
265
The period of agricultural stagnation 19761990
267
92 Weather variations and agricultural production
288
93 Food problems
307
94 Summary
330
Conclusion
335
Glossary
341
References
345
Index
361
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Edward G. Bellinger was a senior lecturer at the University of Manchester (UK) and Director of the Pollution Research Unit until 1995. Nikolai M. Dronin lectures at Moscow State University.

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