I have a specific question that I'm highly interested in. Did Russia have any steel industry during its Civil War (1917 - 1922)? And if so, how big was it?
I know Russia built the trans-siberian railway right before that time, which required steel rails, but I'm not sure if that steel was imported or made domestically.
(I tagged Russia and USSR because it's a transitionary period between them.)
Edit: Steel industry is any facility that mixes molten iron with carbon (and optionally other alloys like magnesium). It does not necessarily have to be a mill.
Edit: Ideally, I'm looking for a number. How many tons of steel were produced in Russia at this time?