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My Grad school thesis research days have me recalling the name "Antony Sutton" in reference to your subject matter...
"...certain networks within the American side ensured that the Soviets were supplied with the latest technology from the USA, just to keep things somewhat even (and to prevent the USA from winning), geopolitically. There is evidence that this conclusion can be confirmed. One such set of documents (extensive) can be found in the work of Professor Antony Sutton, who worked very closely with those he later wrote about."
"For examples of technology transfers (to keep the weaker side going), see the Professors’s work and documentation on tech transfer to the USSR, and the implications of that scenario (some have suggested that this is being applied to Islam, though this would be for the reader to confirm); Sutton’s books and the documents seems difficult to deny. [ Technology Transfer and the Soviet Union – Vol 1 ] . ; [ Tech Transfer - Soviet Union – Vol 2 ] . ; [ Tech Transfer - Soviet Union – Vol 3 ]. ; Skeptics and the curious may want to [ hear Professor Sutton mp3 ] . explain these systems for themselves, although he had already documented the mechanism to promote Totalitarianism in [ Wall Street and the Bolshevik (communist) Revolution ] . ;"
"The Technology transfer by planners within the American (and British) government continued during World War II, as also documented in the diaries by Major Jordan who witnessed the events during his time on Active Duty."
Good Luck. Fascinating Topic! Keep us posted on what you turn up!
Megan and Larry - many thanks for your comments. A brief explanation for my interest in the subject:
An American Water Works Association (AWWA) Journal article "The Water and Sewerage Works of Moscow, U.S.S.R." published in May 1931, Vol. 23, No. 5, was written by my grandfather, Isaac S Walker. A civil engineer from Philadelphia, he was commissioned by the T. A. Gillespie Company of New York City to visit Moscow to study the water and sewage facilities of that city. This was during Stalin's first 5 year plan (1928-1933) to rapidly industrialize the Soviet Union. The AWAA article was in fact an address Isaac gave before an annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Water Works Association in October 1930 in Atlantic City, after his return from Moscow.
Isaac kept a daily diary for most of his professional career, including daily entries during his time in Moscow. He wrote in the diary of submitting a report to the Gillespie Company with his findings and recommendations. Although no copy of the submitted report was among his papers, I did recently locate his hand-written final draft. I have now transcribed this into 34 typed pages of highly detailed information, which peaked my curiosity as to whether the US government routinely collected and assimilated such documents, from private companies.
I do have his printed copy of the Atlantic City address. Tucked into the last page was a carbon copy transcript of an informal question and answer period with the audience held following his talk. It provides very interesting insights to his perceptions of the Soviets he encountered. I am planning to publish the report, discussion, and his photograph album of the Moscow visit as an addendum to the book we published containing his entire diary, "Over the Spillway. 2014.