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Belarus’ Post-Soviet Economy: Tractors to World of Tanks

Throughout the former Soviet Union, Belarus was famous for making tractors at the state-run Minsk Tractor Works, which this year celebrated its 70th anniversary. The Minsk Tractor Works was established in 1946 and, with state help, survived the collapse of the USSR 25 years ago this month. “It is one of the largest manufacturers of the few left in the post-Soviet territory, as far as its capacity is concerned,” says Deputy Director General Andrei Suslenkov. “So one could be...

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