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Molotov, Vyacheslav Mikhaylovich, 1890-1986. The New phase in the Soviet Union - Image 27. 1931. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 17, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3712/show/3678.

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Molotov, Vyacheslav Mikhaylovich, 1890-1986. (1931). The New phase in the Soviet Union - Image 27. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3712/show/3678

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Molotov, Vyacheslav Mikhaylovich, 1890-1986, The New phase in the Soviet Union - Image 27, 1931, Socialist and Communist Pamphlets, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed November 17, 2019, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3712/show/3678.

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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 owing to special local conditions (the fishing industry), private capital has played a prominent part in local economic life for a fairly long time, extensive corruption in the soviet machinery was discovered. The influence of the private traders had led to the corruption of a number of soviet and co-operative bodies, and bad affected the local leadership of the Party. The Party opened up this ulcer ruthlessly and decisively. Those guilty of corruption, both soviet employees and private traders, were sent for trial. Fourteen of the principal culprits, including three former communists, were sentenced to be shot. Apart from severe judicial measures, resolute cleansing of the Party organisation took place. About 19 per cent, of the leading members, 56 in all, were expelled from the Party. The leading personnel of the organisation was changed to the extent of more than two-thirds of its number. Tens of thousands of workers and toilers were drawn into the cleansing operations throughout the districts. The Astrakhan organisation still has serious work to do in consolidating all the steps taken and improving its work. What were the practical results at Astrakhan of these measures? •First of all, a complete change in the attitude towards the private trader. The collection of all kinds of arrears, running into millions of roubles, took a sharp turn for the better. The role of the state and the co-operatives in trade greatly increased.. The fishing industry has also passed almost completely into the hands of the state and the co-operatives. A very serious test for the local organisations was the autumn catch. They passed the test with flying colours. The programme was not only carried out but surpassed by 42 per cent. These are the main results of the Astrakhan case, and serve as a brilliant illustration of the application of the slogan of self-criticism in practice, as well as an extra proof of our successful progress along the road to socialism. In the improvement of the state apparatus and the drawing of the working' masses into the business of administration we have therefore won undoubted successes during recent months. But this is only a beginning" of the real mass enlistment of the workers in these activities. By avoiding bureaucratic regulations by every possible means, we must ensure in the future an even greater development of mass participation in the whole business of governing the country. I have already quoted sufficient illustrations to show how, thanks to the tremendous growth of mass activity, the building up of socialist industry—the leading' branch of national economy—has made great strides. We have seen what new forms of participation of the masses in the work of government we now possess. On the other hand, the fact of mass collectivisation bears witness to the advancing of millions in the countryside towards socialism.