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Дискуссии о создании треста «Арктикуголь» для добычи угля на Шпицбергене в 1931–1932 годах

Боровой В. С.

In recent years researches on resources history have been actively developing in the broader direction of environmental history. The constructivist approach helps to see natural resources as material objects that become resources only when actors interested in them prescribe certain qualities to them and relate its use to achieving one’s goals. This article considers the issue of creation of the Soviet coal-mining trust “Arktikugol” on Spitsbergen in
1931–1932 for the needs of industrialization in the north of the European part of the USSR from the standpoint of social constructivism.