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Molotov, Vyacheslav Mikhaylovich, 1890-1986. The New phase in the Soviet Union - Image 11. 1931. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 12, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3712/show/3662.

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Molotov, Vyacheslav Mikhaylovich, 1890-1986. (1931). The New phase in the Soviet Union - Image 11. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3712/show/3662

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Molotov, Vyacheslav Mikhaylovich, 1890-1986, The New phase in the Soviet Union - Image 11, 1931, Socialist and Communist Pamphlets, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed November 12, 2019, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3712/show/3662.

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Title The New phase in the Soviet Union
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Molotov, Vyacheslav Mikhaylovich, 1890-1986
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Communist International. Executive Committee
Publisher Workers Library Publishers
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • New York, New York
Date 1931
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Communism
  • Economics
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • Politics and government
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 55, [1] pages; 22 cm
Original Item Location DK267.M6242
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8321015~S5
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
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Transcript increase of 25 per cent. Notwithstanding the fact that the original increase laid down in the second year of the Five Years' Plan was only 14 per cent., we do not consider this task (25 per cent.) exaggerated or beyond our strength. We do not doubt that the Party's mobilisation on the front of the struggle for the plan ensures the success of our efforts in this direction. The main proof of this is the increase in the equipment of the industrial worker with electrical and mechanical power. Last year this technical equipment increased by about 12 per cent. ; this year the plan provides for a further growth of 30 per cent. Thus an increase in the productivity of labour in our industry is very much bound up with a growth in the technical equipment of labour. I turn now to the question of industrial man power and unemployment. From year to year the number of persons engaged in our industry increases. On an average, during the last three years' we have had a yearly increase of 5 to 6 per cent., while last year it reached 7 per cent. Apart from this, we see a very rapid growth of the number of persons engaged in the building industry. In recent years this increase has reached 20 to 30 per cent. yearly, while this year, in view of the tremendous extension of our building operations, we anticipate a further increase of over 50 per cent. This gives an indication of the rate at which the working-class army is expanding. Naturally enough, unemployment is visibly decreasing". During 1929 the total of unemployed decreased by 19 per cent. In the industrial workers' section the number of unemployed was reduced from 237,000 to 188,000, i.e., about 21 per cent. Increases in the number of unemployed take place only in the unskilled sections, which on January ist, 1930, represented 60 per cent, of the total mass of unemployed. In reality the percentage is somewhat higher, as there is a certain proportion of unskilled workers amongst the unemployed in the industrial section. Thus it will be clear that the unemployment position in the U.S.S.R. is altogether different from the position in the capitalist countries. There it is constantly increasing, here it is noticeably decreasing. We are making successful progress in the application of the seven-hour working day in industrv. During last year one-fifth of the total number of workers had their working day reduced to seven hours, while not less than 43 per cent, of the workers will be working the shorter day by the end of the present economic year. This figure does not take into account the new works, where the seven-hour day is being introduced from the outset. The chief difficulty as regards the position of the workers is in the questions of housing and feeding. Despite our growing volume of house-building, housing is still at a low level, owing to the growth of the population in the towns, particularly the