The " official " of the Industrial Party, S. D. Schein, also took
part in the work of the sabotage organisation in the Supreme
Economic Council. Concerning the development of this organisation, its composition, its methods of work and its concrete
forms, the accused Ginsburg (former adviser of the Supreme
Economic Council and Professor at the Plekhanov Institute),
" The sabotage organisation in the Supreme Economic
Council was formed approximately in 1926. The following
persons were members of its leadership : I (Ginsburg), S. D.
Schein, W. A. Byelozvetov, A. B. Stern, and A. L.
Sokolovsky. The following persons were members of the
organisation : I (Ginsburg), M. Grinzer, K. I. Rabinovitch,
A. I. Rabinovitch, ■ S. D. Abramovitch, V. I. Lavrov,.
F. G. Dubovikov, S. A. Kukel-Krayevsky, N. G.
Chernobayev, J. S. Arkus, M. B. Olitsky and M. B.
Galperin. Of these, the following were Mensheviks :
Grinzer, the two Rabinovitchs, Sokolovsky, Stern and
" The persons mentioned formed my department of
the sabotage organisation. Other members of the organisation whose names I do not know7, were in connection with
other leading persons. This organisation was formed on
the basis of permanent, joint relations, and during the
course of its existence a certain attitude to a number of
questions developed. The contact in the sabotage work
was established by conversations with the individual members of the organisation. Stern, Sokolovsky and I worked
according to the direction of the Menshevik party, whilst, as
far as I know, Schein and Byelozvetov maintained connections with the Industrial Party and its leaders.
" Sabotage work was conducted along the following
lines : I dealt with general economic questions (Five Year
Plan, economic situation, scientific investigation work);
Stern dealt with finance and food problems; Sokolovsky
with raw materials, productive costs and commodity
balance; Schein with scientific-technical questions;
Byelozvtov with power supply problems. All the members
of the organisation, who acted on their own initiative in
their own fields of work, were jointly striving to discredit
the tempo of development proposed for industry by the
Soviet authorities and to hinder the development of the
Socialist offensive." (Statement of February 20th, 1930.)
Ginsburg declares the following concerning his own concrete
" For my own sabotage I chose the latter of two
methods of sabotage (an exaggerated, overstrained tempo-