Elantseva, Olga Pavlovna – Doctor of Science (History), Professor of the Far Eastern Federal University (Vladivostok).
The paper is devoted to F.A. Grozdevsky, one of the most talented managers in the sphere of new railway construction in the centre of the Soviet Union and in the Soviet Far East. His competence as a manager of state importance revealed itself in the most vivid way during the Great Patriotic War. 2011 is the year of the 70th anniversary of the beginning of that war.
Key words: Far East, railway construction, Great Patriotic War (1941-1945), home front, F.A. Grozdevsky.