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Evgenii A. Preobrazhenskii

economist

Evgenii Preobrazhenskii, USSR Economist.

Background

Preobrazhenskii, Evgenii was born in 1886.

Career

The leading Soviet economist of the 1920-1930s. Masterminded the Soviet industrialization plan at the expense of rural Russia. In 1927, accused of Trotskyism, fired from the party and sent into exile in Uralsk.

Made the statement that ‘we have used the printing press as a machine-gun to attack bourgeois society in the rear through the monetary system’. In 1929, recognized his mistakes. Returned to Moscow. Arrested, 1937, and shot.

Religion

Religion is bad because it wastes time and money.

Views

The system with equal access of every Soviet citizen to national wealth can be created under the leadership of the Communist Party.