This book, originally published in 1926 but updated in 1967 analyses Russia’s economy in the decade preceding the outbreak of the First World War. It covers trade, finance, transport and industry and each chapter is supported by statistics drawn from Russian and international sources. The introduction to the second edition links pre-1917 development with late twentieth century economic change and in so doing serves as a guide to assessing Soviet Russia’s internal economic problems against the country’s historical background.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Introduction 1. Geographical Survey 2. The Sociological Basis of Economic Development and the Constitutional Reform Part 2: Trade 3. The Trade Balance and Tariff Policy 4. Foreign Trade Part 3: Finance 5. Banking 6. Currency and the National Debt 7. The State Budget Part 4: Ways of Communication 8. Roads and Waterways: Shipping 9. The Railway System Part 5: Industry 10. Industrial Development 11. Manufactures 12. Mining and Metallurgy 13. Fisheries and Forestry 14. Conclusion