Soviet move production behind the Urals

The city of Chelyabinsk is situated to the south-east of the Urals, close to Kazakhstan and serves as a gateway to Russia’s vast Asian expanses. It lies on the Trans-Siberian Railway and is one of a string of railway towns that grew to service this immense trans-continental corridor. It was this geographic location that ensured Chelyabinsk would grow to become a town of 45,000 by 1913. […]

Tankograd – Chelyabinsk and the salvation of the Soviet Union