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Molotov, Vyacheslav Mikhaylovich, 1890-1986. The New phase in the Soviet Union - Image 56. 1931. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 21, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3712/show/3707.

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Molotov, Vyacheslav Mikhaylovich, 1890-1986. (1931). The New phase in the Soviet Union - Image 56. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3712/show/3707

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Molotov, Vyacheslav Mikhaylovich, 1890-1986, The New phase in the Soviet Union - Image 56, 1931, Socialist and Communist Pamphlets, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed November 21, 2019, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3712/show/3707.

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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 and peasants there has grown up the knowledge that Lenin's policy is correct, and thai the path along which we are moving is the right one, leading to a new and better life for the workers. Thai is why the popularity of socialist competition is growing amongst the mass of workers. That is why thousands upon thousands of collective farms are emphasising their objective by taking such names as Lenin's Path, The Comintern, The Bolshevik, Red October, etc. But I must emphasise again and again that these successes do not come easily. There are still vast difficulties in the road to the building of socialism, and vast efforts by the working class and all the toilers will be required to overcome them. It is only this year that we have emerged from the grain crisis. During the two previous years the question of grain was one of the most difficult of all. In order to get grain for the cities we had to break down tremendous resistance on the part of the kulaks. In 1928 and 1929 the grain front was the most dangerous sector of our construction. We have, moreover, to reckon with the possibility of bad harvests in the future. But even now we cannot say that everything stands well with us as regards a number of most important foodstuffs, such as meat and butter. Our backwardness in cattle-breeding makes itself felt in the consuming centres, and in this sphere we have done very little. The main conditions for (lev eloping cattle-breeding is the improvement of our grain harvest. Further, the collective farming movement, which is developing into the wholesale collectivisation of the countryside, means at the same time the application of the policy of liquidating the kulaks as a class. This is bound up with very great difficulties, and leads at the present stage to the intensification of the class struggle. It is a task of great difficulty to rally the overwhelming mass of the peasantry in practice around the Party, and to lead them against the kulak, who only vesterday not infrequently enjoyed great influence in the village. Our organisations in the villages are tiny. The Soviets are weak. The masses are verv little cultured. The forces of the enemy are straining their last effort and making desperate attempts. Despite all the successes of our work amongst the mass of peasantry, we cannot under any circumstances depreciate the difficulties of the present stage of socialist construction in the villages. A few words more about personnel, particularly technical personnel. All our work is now being brought up against this problem first and foremost. We are intensifying our efforts to re-educate the old technical cadres and are paying special attention to the training of new cadres, cadres of Red experts. Our difficulties in this sphere are particularly great, owing to the cultural 54