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Soviet Technological Projects and Technological Aid in Africa and Cuba, 1960s-1980s

Kochetkova E. A., Damtar D., Boliachevets L., Slyusarchuk P., Lajus J.
This paper examines Soviet development projects in African countries and Cuba during the Cold War. We analyze types of projects led by Soviet specialists and engage into the question of how Soviets, both leadership and engineers, viewed their roles and impacts as well as challenges on African territory and Cuba. In so doing, this paper analyzes differences and similarities in Soviet penetration to lands with newly established governments in Africa and Cuba.