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Molotov, Vyacheslav Mikhaylovich, 1890-1986. The New phase in the Soviet Union - Image 26. 1931. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 13, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3712/show/3677.

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Molotov, Vyacheslav Mikhaylovich, 1890-1986. (1931). The New phase in the Soviet Union - Image 26. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3712/show/3677

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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
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Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
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Transcript before it began to be very widely popularised, on the initiative of the Young Communist League. To-day it is one of the most popular slogans in the working class. Equally characteristic of the growing political activity of the working class are the new forms which the mass participation of the workers in the management of the state is taking. This springs directly from the earning into effect of the watchword of self-criticism. The essential importance of this watchword is its assistance in mobilising the masses to fight bureaucracy, distortions of our class policy in state bodies, and elements of demoralisation in the state machinery and in the party organisations themselves. It is a watchword that has become one of the best means of drawing the masses into the work of government. Owing to this the new forms whereby the mass of workers participate in the state apparatus acquire great importance, particular!} in connection with the cleansing of the state machinery from elements hostile to the proletariat. The XVI. Party Congress devoted particular attention to the struggle against bureaucracy, and thereafter the promotion of workers into the state machinery, and control of its work from below, grew more extensive and took on new forms. One of the latter is the so-called "patronage," exercised by works and factories over soviet and co-operative institutions. In the Moscow region alone, including Moscow with its government offices, I could name 35 offices over which factories and works have established their patronage. In Leningrad there are over 20 such factories, in Nizhni Novgorod and Kiev seven each, etc. Another form of participation of the workers in the business of administration is the employment of workers' brigades in carrying out various tasks set them by the state, apart from their participation in the cleansing of the state machinery. Thus, in order to collect arrears of taxation on private traders, tens of thousands of workers, mainly volunteers, were employed in a number of towns. Already substantial results have been achieved, and over 25,000,000 roubles collected on account of arrears. At the same time improvements have been brought about in all the work of the finance department. Thus we see how the workers' share in controlling the state machinery from below is increasing. In connection with the practical application of the slogan of self-criticism, I believe it is necessary to mention one example which the Party brought out with particular force in front of the masses of workers. This example is the notorious Astrakhan case. At Astrakhan, one of the most remote of our cities, where there are practically no large industrial undertakings and where, *4