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source six
British summary of Soviet labour discipline, December 1931
(Catalogue ref: FO 371/15592)
FO 371/15592; British summary of Soviet labour discipline, 1931


  1. What steps were taken to tighten up discipline at work?

  2. Can you think of any causes for discipline problems (such as making shoddy goods or changing jobs without giving notice) in Soviet industry? (There is a clue in source 3.)

  3. How was not being allowed to work in a state factory for six months a punishment? How would punished workers have supported themselves?

  4. Did the punishments fit the crimes?