Stalin's water workers and their heritage: Industrialising nature in Russia, 1950 - present
A surprising degree of continuity between engineering programs exists in the former Soviet Union from the late Stalin period to the present. While engineering organisations and institutions have changed their names, they have maintained a great deal of 'technological momentum' in their pursuit of the 'industrialisation of nature'. Massive nature transformation projects served multiple purposes, not only technical and economic, but social and educational in bringing masses of workers together in support of state legitimacy. Hubris has characterised the engineers and their programs. Many programs and institutions have been reborn under President Vladimir Putin in the twenty-first century.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 01 April 2017
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