Oleg Yu. Oreshkin
Ivanovo State University
Some features of the activities of Yaroslavl inter-district base of the "Torgsin" (Trade with Foreigners) in 1933-1935
Oleg Yu. Oreshkin. Some features of the activities of Yaroslavl inter-district base of the “Torgsin” (Trade with Foreigners) in 1933–1935. Vestnik of Kostroma State University, 2020, vol. 26, № 3, pp. 81-86 (In Russ.). DOI 10.34216/1998-0817-2020-26-3-81-86
DOI: 10.34216/1998-0817-2020-26-3-81-86
УДК: 94(470)”1933/1935”
Publish date: 2020-06-15
Annotation: The article notes the reasons that contributed to the emergence of the All-Union Association for Trade with Foreigners in the USSR and the spread of its trading network to the periphery. The main stages of formation of Ivanovo Industrial Area are presented. The question of the evolution of management decisions regarding the management of local branches of the Torgsin in Ivanovo Area in 1932-1933 is touched upon. The periods of formation of the trade network of Yaroslavl inter-district base of the Torgsin and the stages of its further reorganisation are considered. Attention is paid to information about suppliers who worked for the inter-district base. Examples of economic and financial irregularities in the operation of base stores are given. Information on key wealth of non-Soviet currency gained by Yaroslavl head department store and its subordinate outlets in 1933-1934 is indicated. The article compares the indicators of Yaroslavl inter-district base with the work of other branches. The financial results of the trade network of Yaroslavl branch and its contribution to the work of Ivanovo central office are shown. The advantages and disadvantages of this work were noted, as well as the reasons that contributed to the decrease in indicators. Special attention is paid to calculations of weight volume of gold and silver purchase. The dynamics of changes in purchasing indicators is shown. The potential economic effect from the activities of Yaroslavl inter-district base was considered. The article concludes the role of the Torgsin as one of the sources of obtaining foreign exchange values.
Keywords: Ivanovo central office of Torgsin, Yaroslavl inter-district base of Torgsin, trade point, non-Soviet currency wealth, industrialisation, export, trade with foreigners.
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Author's info: Oleg Yu. Oreshkin, ORCID https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1338-5053, Ivanovo State University, Ivanovo, Russia. E-mail oreshkin_86@mail.ru