MESM and the Beginning of the Computer Era in the Soviet Union
IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
By Anne Fitzpatrick, Simon Berkovich, Tatiana Kazakova
Issue Date:July 2006
The MESM-Malaya Elektronnaya Schetnaya Mashina (Small Electronic Computing Machine)--was the first computer built in the USSR. This history of early Soviet computers examines the technical characteristics of the machines and the background of Soviet comput...