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Home Front to the Battle-Front: From the History of the Mining Plant in the Village of Chekist

Past Years. 2013. No. 29(3)

V.P. Zinoviev

On the basis of archival materials of the Russian Ministry of the Interior, the article reveals a little-known page of the Great Patriotic War – NKVD participation in ammunition manufacturing. This article reviews an example of a mine plant in Chekist village, located north of Tomsk in the former penal colony No.1. Facilities of this plant became the basis for nuclear production development and town of Seversk.

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