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Технологическая модернизация в СССР в 1950-е - 1960-е гг. (на примере Светогорского Целлюлозно-бумажного комбината)

The paper deals with history of Soviet technological modernization during the Khrushchev period. Focusing on a large pulp and paper plant in the near-border industrial settlement Svetogorsk, it investigates how local actors, or engineers and workers, perceived the project of modernization. The chosen enterprise in one of large industrial areas of the Soviet North-West was among leading centers of change in the period of “catching up and surpassing the West”. Basing on the analysis of local periodicals and protocols of plant`s local party committee, the paper presents key features of modernization “from below”.