Project Summary

biography of G.L. Pjatakov: real organizer of Soviet industry, vice chairman of Gosplan and Vsnch in the 1920s, first deputy of Narkomtjazprom in the 1930s, one of Bucharin’s closest friends, chief of the Ukrainian Bolsheviks, a leader of the Left Communists, Trockij’s strictest collaborator, chairman of the State Bank and Dzerzinskij’s and Ordzonikidze’s deputy at Vsnch and Nktp G.L. Pjatakov’s influence on the Soviet industrial administrative system, the forms it took, its capabilities, and its inner mechanisms