Soviet Trade and Aid : Trickle or Torrent?

by Hans Heymann

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A consideration of the relationship between the growth of the Soviet economy and participation by the USSR during the midfifties in foreign trade and technical assistance programs. The author finds that the scale and economic significance of the Soviet effort generally had been overstated but notes that the ingeniously designed program had reaped large political rewards, out of proportion to its magnitude. 12 pp.

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