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Technology and Society Under Lenin and Stalin: Origins of the Soviet Technical Intelligentsia, 1917-1941
Technology and Society Under Lenin and Stalin: Origins of the Soviet Technical Intelligentsia, 1917-1941
By Kendall E. Bailes
Princeton University Press, 1978, 472 pp.

An admirably detailed study of the formation of the "technostructure," the social elite that adapted Western technology to Soviet conditions and produced the managers of the Soviet economy and the top political leadership in later years.