Kharkiv: Khoziaistvo Ukrainy, 1928. Item #1477
219 pp.: tables. 26,5x18 cm. In original constructivist wrappers. Tears of spine with fragments lost, front cover rubbed, otherwise very good and clean internally.
One of 1500 copies. In Russian.
Political and Economical Weekly published in 1924-1929, then changed the title for ‘Hospodarstvo Ukrainy’ (1929-1934) and ‘Sotsialistichna Ukraina’ (1934).
The issue opens with an article about an important Shakhty Trial or ‘the case of the economic counter-revolution in Donbas’ (1928) when fifty-three engineers and managers from the North Caucasus town were blamed for conspiring to sabotage the Soviet economy with the former owners of the coal mines. He urged the court to sentence all 11 prisoners to death, but only 5 cases received the ruthless judgment. The author of the article, the chairman of the State Planning Committee of the Ukrainian SSR, Hryhoriy Hrynko (1890-1938) was also executed in ten years after that.
The issue included plans of reconstruction and development of Soviet Ukrainian metallurgy, reports about agriculture in the 1920s.
Worldcat shows copies located in Princeton and Columbia Universities.