BIG PROJECTS/ SHOWPIECES IN RUSSIA

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  • RUSSIAN PROJECTS AND SHOW PIECES
    • DNEPR-OSTROI DAM
      • generated 560 mW of power
      • provided electricity needed for aluminium plants
      • largest dam on its river
      • increased Soviet electric power fivefold
    • MOSCOW METRO
      • designed to cope with the increase of people into Moscow
        • increased urban population from collectivisation
      • first in USSR
      • 11km long with 13 stations
      • used steel to reflect industrialisation
      • grand decor to reflect positive socialist future eg. marble walls
      • wanted to prove it could surpass capitalist designs
    • MAGNITOGO-RSK
      • industrial city containing 150,000 people
      • people lived downwind of factories, so suffered with their health
      • poorly planned as Stalin rushed to increase indust.
      • had vast reserves of iron ore
  • VOLGA CANAL
    • contained one of the largest statues of Lenin
    • connected White + Baltic Sea
    • 22,000 died in construction
    • built by 200,000 prisoners from the Dmitlag labour camp
    • could only be used by light traffic due to it being too shallow
    • RUSSIAN PROJECTS AND SHOW PIECES
      • DNEPR-OSTROI DAM
        • generated 560 mW of power
        • provided electricity needed for aluminium plants
        • largest dam on its river
        • increased Soviet electric power fivefold
      • MOSCOW METRO
        • designed to cope with the increase of people into Moscow
          • increased urban population from collectivisation
        • first in USSR
        • 11km long with 13 stations
        • used steel to reflect industrialisation
        • grand decor to reflect positive socialist future eg. marble walls
        • wanted to prove it could surpass capitalist designs
      • MAGNITOGO-RSK
        • industrial city containing 150,000 people
        • people lived downwind of factories, so suffered with their health
        • poorly planned as Stalin rushed to increase indust.
        • had vast reserves of iron ore

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