As Zaporizhzhia Communists built Dneproges
The article recreates the atmosphere of politicization that accompanied the construction of industrial facilities in Dnieper construction in Zaporizhzhia in 1927-1934. He focuses on personal ambitions and experiences of the leaders and activists of the party organization of the Communist party (Bolshevik) of Ukraine. A well-known fact: hostile attitude of the Communists to the non-party engineers and technicians – is complemented by details: technical incompetence of Communist party officials, forcibly manners, neglect of technological requirements, a complete lack of understanding of the specifics of professional intellectual activity, simplification of production tasks. The author gives a «live voice of participants in the events» recorded in the transcripts of party meetings, and produces its textual and semiological analysis.