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source two
Extracts from a German newspaper article on inconsistencies in official Soviet production figures, December 1937
(Catalogue ref: FO 371/22292)
FO 371/22292; German article on Soviet production figures, 1937


  1. According to this source, what was wrong with the 1937 Soviet production figures?

  2. How would you describe the attitude of this source towards the Soviet government and its reporting of production figures? Choose three phrases from the source to support your answer.

  3. What conclusions about the success of the Five Year Plans can you draw from this source?