Talk:Science and technology in the Soviet Union

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Need for expansion of this article[edit]

I've left a comment over at Talk:Suppressed research in the Soviet Union#One-sided take on Soviet science. Basically, I think that between these two articles, the history of Soviet science is not covered very well, and in kind of a one-sided way. This article could really be expanded more and better integrated with the other article, with a better discussion of the achievements of Soviet science and technology as a whole, and on the history of official science policy. A section on repression of science is definitely called for as well, though this should basically be a summary with a link to the other article.

BTW, I think Science and technology in the German Democratic Republic would make a very interesting article as well. There's an excellent academic book on the topic Red Prometheus: Engineering and Dictatorship in East Germany that would be a good source for much of the article.

If there are enough people willing to jump in on the task of building either article, I'll certainly be willing to help. Peter G Werner (talk) 01:45, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

A good starting point on Russian and Soviet science, including both its intellectual interactions with Marxist philosophy and its social interactions with Soviet and Russian institutions, is the research of historian of science Loren Graham. --SteveMcCluskey (talk) 02:17, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Not a Useful Article[edit]

The topic is too broadly defined. It needs splitting into manageable individual articles covering Soviet pure and applied research, pure science, technology in general, and perhaps nuclear technology. No proper assessment of a departure point for this area of writing is complete without referencing the work of Antony Sutton. Sutton demonstrated beyond any doubt that the Soviets, from the NEP onward, acquired 99% of their technology from the USA, Germany and the UK.Pzzp (talk) 01:52, 19 April 2015 (UTC)