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The Menshevik trial - Image 53. 1931. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 19, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2964/show/2924.

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Title The Menshevik trial
Alternative Title The Menshevik trial: the text of the indictment of the counter-revolutionary Menshevik organization
Publisher Workers Library Publishers
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • New York, New York
Date 1931
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • Politics and government
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Rossiĭskai͡a sot͡sial-demokraticheskai͡a rabochai͡a partii͡a
Subject.Name (Local)
  • Social-Democratic Workers Party of Russia
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 88 pages; 22 cm
Original Item Location DK266.M4 1931
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304553~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
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Transcript circulation. The incorrect distribution of commodities was accompanied by the lack of any control over the •demand according to districts and seasons, and this made it difficult to liquidate quickly the stores of commodities which accumulated in this or that district. " With regard to financial work, the aims of the sabotage work were to reduce the resources of the apparatus, and in particular to reduce the extent of the current accumulation. . . . This was done by recording a reduced sum of current income for the apparatus in the quarterly plans with the aim of causing an increased demand for credit and thus reducing the issue of means by the credit system to other branches of the economic system. " With regard to the mobilisation of internal resources, the sabotage work aimed at giving general directions to the apparatus without concrete figures regarding the individual districts. These figures were to be delayed. The pursuit of this aim brought this field of work into an uncontrolled situation and this hindered the mobilisation of the internal resources. " With regard to credit reform, the aim of the sabotage work was to separate the finance system of the co-operatives from the general economic system of the country, as this would have reduced the systematic influence of the State on the co-operatives. This work was carried out by Gladyshev and myself. " With regard to capital investments, the general aim was to conduct the work " at a steady pace." As a result there was a minimal achievement in the building of oil repositories and a delay in setting up the building projects." The methods and the essence of the sabotage work of the Mensheviks in Centrosoyus described in the statement of Petunin are confirmed in the statements of another member of the sabotage organisation in Centrosoyus, Schweizer. He declares : " Up to June, 1928, I was in charge of the Fish, Egg and Butter Departments of Centrosoyus, and afterwards in charge of the Egg and Butter Departments only. " My disorganising work in these departments consisted in the following : " (a) In the Fishery Department I worked to limit the fish supply of Centrosoyus in Astrakhan and to stop it altogether. This naturally strengthened the private trader; " (b) I neglected to deal effectively with the problem of the preparation of the co-operative apparatus for the 51