Soviet Technological Projects and Technological Aid in Africa and Cuba, 1960s-1980s

16 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2017

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Elena Kochetkova

National Research University Higher School of Economics

David Damtar

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Lilia Boliachevets

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Polina Slyusarchuk

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Julia Lajus

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Date Written: February 21, 2017

Abstract

This paper examines Soviet development projects in African countries and Cuba during the Cold War. We analyze types of projects led by Soviet specialists and engage into the question of how Soviets, both leadership and engineers, viewed their roles and impacts as well as challenges on African territory and Cuba. In so doing, this paper analyzes differences and similarities in Soviet penetration to lands with newly established governments in Africa and Cuba.

Keywords: technology, technological aid, Soviet Union, Africa, Cuba, decolonization.

JEL Classification: N60, N67, N97

Suggested Citation

Kochetkova, Elena and Damtar, David and Boliachevets, Lilia and Slyusarchuk, Polina and Lajus, Julia, Soviet Technological Projects and Technological Aid in Africa and Cuba, 1960s-1980s (February 21, 2017). Higher School of Economics Research Paper No. WP BRP 143/HUM/2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2921129 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2921129

Elena Kochetkova (Contact Author)

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

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Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

David Damtar

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

Lilia Boliachevets

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

Polina Slyusarchuk

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

Julia Lajus

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

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