The Transformation of the Soviet Agriculture

  title={The Transformation of the Soviet Agriculture},
  author={Vylius Leonavi{\vc}ius and Eglė Ozolin{\vc}iūtė},
The Soviet past is crucial in understanding the processes of transformation of the Lithuanian kolkhoz system into the farming practices of free-market economy. The violent and forced incorporation of the nation-states into the Soviet Union radically transformed societies. In our analysis of kolkhoz system and its transformations, we use two different concepts – Soviet modernity and modernity of the Soviet period. These concepts let us to approach the agricultural project of the Soviet… 


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