Accession Number:

ADA066232

Title:

The Baikal-Amur Railroad Mainline Economic and Military Significance.

Descriptive Note:

Student research rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY INST FOR ADVANCED RUSSIAN AND EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES APO NEW YORK 09053

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

The Bailkal-Amur Railroad Mainline, which is currently under construction and scheduled for completion in 1983, will run north of Lake Baikal parallel to the Trans-Siberian Railroad eastward to Komsomolsk-on-Amur. Here it will connect via a new bridge over the Amur River to an existing rail line and continue on to the Pacific Ocean, thereby forming a second, shorter rail link between the Pacific and the western part of the Soviet Union. In this paper, the author presents a brief description of this new railroad and th area it will serve and attempts to assess the military and economic factors which motivated its construction. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE