Peter Palchinsky: Ghost of the Executed Engineer

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Peter Palchinsky: Ghost of the Executed Engineer The background story of this case is something we need to fully analyze to explain the ethics that will be incorporated in this case. Peter Palchinsky was the oldest of five children, his mother encouraged him to read from a library his family inherited. The library gave him a large interest in science at an early age, in the fall of 1893 he join the Mining Institute in St. Petersburg. Palchinsky was later hired to investigate the working and the living conditions they had in the coal mines, when asked about the conditions his criticism was not taken well. The Socialist Revolutionary Party was a group Palchinsky was highly interested in, though no one knew whether he was actively involved with any movements, or if he was just a sympathizer. The Russian government decided to exile him to Siberia because there was no hard evidence that he had an active role in any of the movements. After being exiled for eight years Palchinsky and his wife returned to Russia, where he was able to acquire and hold several positions in the provisional government. Palchinsky worked with the Soviet Authorities and the Communist party to help increase the strength of Russia’s industry. There was a time where he opposed the interests of the Communist Party these interests were projects started by Bolsheviks and Stalin so he was greatly outnumbered in making any decision. He argued that if large projects were going to be undertaken they had to be safe, and have considerable conditions for the workers, but the Communist party was willing to sacrifice those regulations to output the projects more quickly. Palchinsky continued to disagree and criticize the projects so he was eventually arrested on April 1928, and then executed from his political position. There was a project in particular that Palchinsky warned the USSR about, and that was the
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