Bloody Saturday in the Soviet Union

Novocherkassk, 1962

By Baron, Samuel

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ISBN
978-0-80474-093-7
Publisher
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2001.


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Reviewed on July 1, 2001

Baron (history emeritus, Univ. of North Carolina; Plekhanov in Russian History and Soviet Historiography) brings to light events of nearly 40 years ago that foreshadowed the demise of the Soviet Union. When the Soviet leadership under Khrushchev decided to raise the price of food in 1962, a spontaneous strike broke out at the Electric Locomotive Construction Works (NEVZ) in Novocher-kassk. The strike bore an eerie resemblance to the workers' strike in 1905 dubbed "Bloody Sunday," which nearly toppled the reigni...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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