Food supply in Russia during the world war
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Food supply in Russia during the world war by Petr Berngardovich Struve

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Published by Yale University Press, H. Milford [etc.] in New Haven, London .
Written in English


  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Food supply -- Soviet Union,
  • Food supply -- Soviet Union

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Edition Notes

SeriesCarnegie endowment for international peace. Division of economics and history. Economic and social history of the world war. Russian series
ContributionsDolīnskiĭ, N. V., jt. auth, Zaĭtsev, Kīrīll Iosīfovīch. ï, Demostenov, S. S
The Physical Object
Paginationxxviii, 469 p.
Number of Pages469
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14721812M
LC Control Number30018942

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