The Social Sciences

Year: 2017
Volume: 12
Issue: 9
Page No. 1663 - 1666

Financial Contribution of Leningrad in the Military Budget of the USSR During the Great Patriotic War

Authors : Anastasiya V. Zotova

Abstract: The study is prepared on the basis of documents of the Russian State Archive of Economy and the Central State Archive of Saint-Petersburg and newspapers of enterprises, operating in occupied Leningrad, published in large editions. For the first time historiography analyzes the revenue papers. It allows us to understand the main areas of the receipt of funds into the municipal exchequer. During the Great Patriotic War the search for new ways of fund raising for war needs played an important role. The study points out that the main sources of fund raising for war purposes were savings deposits of citizens, deposits with the defense fund and four state loans and four cash and prize lotteries. Various private and collective deposits with banks and savings banks played an important role. These deposits being gone into the federal budget were a significant part of the funds that were spent for the front needs. The inhabitants of Leningrad transferred 1,175 million rubles or about 1.5% of all-Union deposits into the Union budget of state loans and cash and prize lotteries. Leningrad citizens transferred 156,453 million rubles that was about 1.7% of all private investments into the defense fund. Leningrad savings deposits over the war amounted to 480 million rubles. Moreover, funds to pay for rest leave of inhabitants of Leningrad were also transferred to the Union budget for war fighting. During the war, this sum amounted to 267 million rubles.

How to cite this article:

Anastasiya V. Zotova , 2017. Financial Contribution of Leningrad in the Military Budget of the USSR During the Great Patriotic War. The Social Sciences, 12: 1663-1666.

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