Bolshevik Writers: J. V. Stalin (1879-1953)

Stalin Archive

(source Revolutionary Democracy.org)

Stalin was a leading communist revolutionary of the twentieth century whose seminal contribution is increasingly felt in the twenty first century. His name is identified with the construction of socialism in the Soviet Union, the victory over fascism in the Second World War and the transition to communist society. These colossal victories would not have been possible without the defeat of the oppositions led by Trotsky and Bukharin who opposed socialist industrialisation and collectivisation. By the time of the death of Stalin a large people’s democratic camp had been built up in central and eastern Europe and Asia alongside the USSR.

Yet the writings of Stalin are not easy to locate despite the fact that a number of websites include some of his works. 13 Volumes of the Works were completed in English prior to the Twentieth Congress of the CPSU in 1956. The dummy of Volume 14 had been printed prior to this event and the publication of the volume was announced before the Closed Speech. It was not to be printed. The Soviet archives show that preparatory work had also begun for volumes 15-17 of the Works of Stalin. This archive represents an attempt to widen the availability of the writings of this classic of Marxism. We begin by reconstituting Volumes 14 to 18 of the Works of Stalin which were published by Red Star Press, London in the 1970s and 1980s. These volumes which are much in demand have been out of print for many years. The Red Star Press compilation drew upon the labours of communists who had gathered materials for the publication of the Works of Stalin in French and German. Separate from these endeavours communists in Albania and Spain independently compiled volumes 14 in their languages. In the United States, Volumes 14 to 16 were published in Russian from Stanford based upon the official Soviet publications. Volumes 14-16 Works of Stalin began to be published in Greek in 2004; the last tome, covering the period 1946 to 1953, is to be published in the near future.

Under Khrushchev and Brezhnev some of the contributions of Stalin bearing upon diplomatic matters were published in the Soviet Union. We are placing a part of these on the web. After the fall of the USSR volumes 14 to 18 have been published in Russian and more are under preparation under the editorship of Prof. Richard Kosalapov. With the opening up of the Stalin Archive currently held in the former Central Party Archive of the CPSU a considerable part of the vast body of Stalin’s writings are now available in the public domain. In the near future we plan to put on the web in a chronological form some of Stalin’s writings which are not included in existing collections. This is an international task and we appeal for assistance on this in terms of the location of materials and the translation of Stalin’s writings from the Russian. Those who wish to help in this cause may contact us at: editor_revdem@rediffmail.com


Volume 14

Preface, from Red Star edition

On an Article by Engels, July 19, 1934

Marxism versus Liberalism: An Interview with H. G. Wells, July 23, 1934

Talk with the Metal Producers, December 26, 1934

Decisions on the Manuals of History

Remarks on a Summary of the Manual of the History of the U.S.S.R., August 8, 1934

Remarks on the Summary of the Manual of the Modern History, August 9, 1934

The Death of Kirov, December 1, 1934

Letter to Comrade Choumiatsky

Address Given at the Reception of the 1st May Parade

Address to the Graduates from the Red Army Academies, Delivered in the Kremlin, May 6, 1935

Address to the Solemn Meeting on the Opening of the L. M. Kaganovich Metro, May 14, 1935

Speech Delivered at a Reception Given by Leaders of the Communist Party and the Government to Women Collective Farm Shock Workers, November 10, 1935

Speech at the First All-Union Conference of Stakhanovites, November 17, 1935

Speech at a Conference of Harvester-Combine Operators, December 1, 1935

Address to the Commission of the Second All-Union Congress of Kolkhozines, February 15, 1935

Speech at a Conference of the Foremost Collective Farmers of Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, December 4, 1935

Conference of the Avant-Gardist Kolkhozine Men and Women of Tajikstan and of  Turkmenistan with the Directors of the Party and the State, December 4, 1935

Interview Between J. Stalin and Roy Howard, March 1, 1936

Telegram from the Central Committee of the C.P.S.U.(B) to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Spain, October, 1936

On the Draft Constitution of the U.S.S.R., Report Delivered at the Extraordinary Eighth Congress of Soviets of the U.S.S.R., November 25, 1936

Constitution (Fundamental law) of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
        With Amendments and Additions adopted by the First, Second, Third, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Sessions of the Supreme Soviet of the U.S.S.R., Kremlin, Moscow, December 5, 1936
        Report and Speech in Reply to Debate at the Plenum of the Central Committee of the C.P.S.U., March 3-5, 1937
Defects in Party Work and Measures for Liquidating Trotskyite and Other Double-Dealers

Speech in Reply to Debate
Letter to the Authors of the Manual of the "History of the Communist Party", May, 1937

Address to the Reception of Directors and Stakhanovites of the Metal Industry and the Coal Mining Industry, October 29, 1937

Speech Delivered by Comrade J. Stalin at a Meeting of Voters of the Stalin Electoral Area, Moscow, December 11, 1937

On the Final Victory of Socialism in the U.S.S.R.,  January 18, 1938 – February 12, 1938

Letter on Publications for Children Directed to the Central Committee of the All Union Communist Youth, February 16, 1938

Speech Delivered at a Reception in the Kremlin to Higher Educational Workers, May 17, 1938

On the Prohibition of the Exclusion of Kolkhozines from the Kolkhozes, Decree of the Council of People's Commissars of the U.S.S.R. and of the Central Committee of the C.P.S.U.(B), April 19, 1938

On the Incorrect Distribution of Revenues in the Kolkhozes, Decree of the Council of People's Commissars of the U.S.S.R. and of the Central Committee of the C.P.S.U.(B), April 19, 1938

On the Taxes and Other Obligations Concerning Independent Operators, Decree of the Council of People's Commissars of the U.S.S.R. and of the Central Committee of the C.P.S.U.(B), April 19, 1938

Oath of Allegiance of the Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Army, February 23, 1939

Report on the Work of the Central Committee to the Eighteenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.), March 10, 1939

Biographical Notes, from Red Star edition

Vol. 15

Radio Broadcast, July 3, 1941

Speech to State Committee for Defence
, Moscow, Kremlin, October 19, 1941

Speech at Celebration Meeting of the Moscow Soviet of  Working People's Deputies and Moscow Party and Public Organizations, November 6, 1941
        The Course of the War for Four Months
        Failure of the “Blitzkrieg”
        Reasons for the Temporary Reverses of our Army
        Who are the “National Socialists”?
        The Defeat of the German Imperialists and their Armies is Inevitable
        Our Tasks

Speech at the Red Army Parade on the Red Square
, Moscow, November 7, 1941

Order of the Day, No. 55, February 23, 1942

Telegram to V. Komorov, April 12, 1942

Order of the Day, No. 130, May 1, 1942

Answers to Associated Press Moscow Coorespondent’s Questions, October 3, 1942

Speech at Celebration Meeting of the Moscow Soviet of Working People’s Deputies and Moscow Party and Public Organizations, November 6, 1942
        Organizational Work in the Rear
        Military Operations on the Soviet-German Front
        The Question of the Second Front in Europe
        Fighting Alliance of the U.S.S.R., Great Britain and the U.S.A. Against Hitlerite Germany and her Allies in Europe
        Our Tasks
 
Order of the Day, No. 345, November 7, 1942

The Allied Campaign in Africa, Answers to Associated Press Moscow Correspondent, November 13, 1942

Order of the Day, January 25, 1943

Order of the Day to the Don Front, February 2, 1943

Order of the Day, No. 95, February 23, 1943

Reply to message from the President of the Mexican Republic – Avila Camacho, April 22, 1943

Order of the Day, No. 195, May 1, 1943

Polish-Soviet Relations – Answers to The Times and New York Times Correspondent, May 4, 1943

Telegrams to Mr. Churchill and Mr. Roosevelt on the North African Victories, May 7, 1943

The Dissolution of the Communist International – Answer to Reuter’s Correspondent, May 28, 1943

Stalin’s Reply to the Union of Polish Patriots, June 17, 1943

Marshal Stalin's Thanks
        To Mr. Roosevelt
        To General De Gaulle and General Giraud
        To General Chiang Kai Shek

Orders of the Day on the Red Army's Victories, July 24 - September 25, 1943
Order of the Day, (July 24, 1943); Order of the Day, (August 5, 1943); Order of the Day, (August 15, 1943); Order of the Day, (August 23, 1943); Order of the Day, (August 30, 1943); Order of the Day, (August 31, 1943); Order of the Day, (August 31, 1943); Order of the Day, (September 2, 1943); Order of the Day, (September 8, 1943); Order of the Day, (September 9, 1943); Order of the Day, (September 10, 1943); Order of the Day, (September 15, 1943); Order of the Day, (September 16, 1943); Order of the Day, (September 16, 1943); Order of the Day, (September 17, 1943); Order of the Day, (September 18, 1943); Order of the Day, (September 19, 1943); Order of the Day, (September 19, 1943); Order of the Day, (September 19, 1943); Order of the Day, (September 21, 1943); Order of the Day, (September 22, 1943); Order of the Day, (September 23, 1943); Order of the Day, (September 23, 1943); Order of the Day, (September 23, 1943); Order of the Day, (September 25, 1943)
Order of the Day, November 6, 1943

Speech at Celebration Meeting of the Moscow Soviet of Working People’s Deputies and Moscow Party and Public Organizations, November 6, 1943
        A Year Marking a Radical Turn in the Course of the War
        Nation-wide Assistance to the Front
        Consolidation of the Anti-Hitlerite Coalition and Disintegration of the Fascist Bloc

Order of the Day, No. 309, November 7, 1943

To the Collective of the Constructors of the Moscow Underground, January, 1944

Orders of the Day, January 12 - February 22, 1944
Order of the Day, (January 12, 1944); Order of the Day, (January 14, 1944); Order of the Day, (January 19, 1944); Order of the Day, (January 20, 1944); Order of the Day, (January 21, 1944); Order of the Day, (January 24, 1944); Order of the Day, (January 26, 1944); Order of the Day, (January 28, 1944); Order of the Day, (January 29, 1944); Order of the Day, (February 1, 1944); Order of the Day, (February 3, 1944); Order of the Day, (February 5, 1944); Order of the Day, (February 6, 1944); Order of the Day, (February 8, 1944); Order of the Day, (February 8, 1944); Order of the Day, (February 11, 1944); Order of the Day, (February 13, 1944); Order of the Day, (February 18, 1944); Order of the Day, (February 22, 1944)
Order of the Day, No. 16, February 23, 1944

Orders of the Day, February 24 - April 10, 1944
Order of the Day, (February 24, 1944); Order of the Day, (February 24, 1944); Order of the Day, (March 5, 1944); Order of the Day, (March 9, 1944); Order of the Day, (March 9, 1944); Order of the Day, (March 10, 1944); Order of the Day, (March 10, 1944); Order of the Day, (March 16, 1944); Order of the Day, (March 17, 1944); Order of the Day, (March 18, 1944); Order of the Day, (March 18, 1944); Order of the Day, (March 19, 1944); Order of the Day, (March 20, 1944); Order of the Day, (March 20, 1944); Order of the Day, (March 22, 1944); Order of the Day, (March 24, 1944); Order of the Day, (March 25, 1944); Order of the Day, (March 26, 1944); Order of the Day, (March 27, 1944); Order of the Day, (March 28, 1944); Order of the Day, (March 29, 1944); Order of the Day, (March 30, 1944); Order of the Day, (March 31, 1944); Order of the Day, (April 5, 1944); Order of the Day, (April 8, 1944); Order of the Day, (April 8, 1944); Order of the Day, (April 10, 1944)
Stalin and Benes exchange messages, April, 1944

Orders of the Day, April 11 - April 17, 1944
Order of the Day, (April 11, 1944); Order of the Day, (April 11, 1944); Order of the Day, (April 13, 1944); Order of the Day, (April 13, 1944); Order of the Day, (April 13, 1944); Order of the Day, (April 15, 1944); Order of the Day, (April 16, 1944); Order of the Day, (April 17, 1944)
Order of the Day, No. 70, May 1, 1944

Orders of the Day, May 10 & June 11, 1944

On the Allied Landing in Northern France, June 13, 1944

Orders of the Day, June 21 - August 18, 1944
Order of the Day, (June 21, 1944); Order of the Day, (June 24, 1944); Order of the Day, (June 24, 1944); Order of the Day, (June 24, 1944); Order of the Day, (June 25, 1944); Order of the Day, (June 25, 1944); Order of the Day, (June 26, 1944); Order of the Day, (June 26, 1944); Order of the Day, (June 27, 1944); Order of the Day, (June 28, 1944); Order of the Day, (June 28, 1944); Order of the Day, (June 29, 1944); Order of the Day, (June 29, 1944); Order of the Day, (July 1, 1944); Order of the Day, (July 2, 1944); Order of the Day, (July 3, 1944); Order of the Day, (July 4, 1944); Order of the Day, (July 5, 1944); Order of the Day, (July 6, 1944); Order of the Day, (July 8, 1944); Order of the Day, (July 9, 1944); Order of the Day, (July 10, 1944); Order of the Day, (July 12, 1944); Order of the Day, (July 13, 1944); Order of the Day, (July 14, 1944); Order of the Day, (July 14, 1944); Order of the Day, (July 16, 1944); Order of the Day, (July 18, 1944); Order of the Day, (July 19, 1944); Order of the Day, (July 20, 1944); Order of the Day, (July 20, 1944); Order of the Day, (July 21, 1944); Order of the Day, (July 22, 1944); Order of the Day, (July 22 1944); Order of the Day, (July 23 1944); Order of the Day, (July 24, 1944); Order of the Day, (July 26, 1944); Order of the Day, (July 26, 1944); Order of the Day, (July 27, 1944); Order of the Day, (July 27, 1944); Order of the Day, (July 27, 1944); Order of the Day, (July 27, 1944); Order of the Day, (July 27, 1944); Order of the Day, (July 28, 1944); Order of the Day, (July 28, 1944); Order of the Day, (July 31, 1944); Order of the Day, (July 31, 1944); Order of the Day, (July 31, 1944); Order of the Day, (August 1, 1944); Order of the Day, (August 5, 1944); Order of the Day, (August 6, 1944); Order of the Day, (August 7, 1944); Order of the Day, (August 7, 1944); Order of the Day, (August 14, 1944); Order of the Day, (August 18, 1944)
Order of the Day, No. 152, August 20, 1944

Orders of the Day, August 22 - September 23, 1944
Order of the Day, (August 22, 1944); Order of the Day, (August 22, 1944); Order of the Day, (August 23, 1944); Order of the Day, (August 23, 1944); Order of the Day, (August 23, 1944); Order of the Day, (August 24, 1944); Order of the Day, (August 24, 1944); Order of the Day, (August 25, 1944); Order of the Day, (August 26, 1944); Order of the Day, (August 27, 1944); Order of the Day, (August 27, 1944); Order of the Day, (August 28, 1944); Order of the Day, (August 28, 1944); Order of the Day, (August 29, 1944); Order of the Day, (August 30, 1944); Order of the Day, (August 31, 1944); Order of the Day, (September 6, 1944); Order of the Day, (September 9, 1944); Order of the Day, (September 13, 1944); Order of the Day, (September 14, 1944); Order of the Day, (September 19, 1944); Order of the Day, (September 19, 1944); Order of the Day, (September 20, 1944); Order of the Day, (September 22, 1944); Order of the Day, (September 23, 1944)
Reply to the Workers of the Kramatorsk, Novo-Kramatorsk Stalin Plant, September, 1944

Orders of the Day, October 8 - November 4, 1944
Order of the Day, (October 8, 1944); Order of the Day, (October 11, 1944); Order of the Day, (October 12, 1944); Order of the Day, (October 13, 1944); Order of the Day, (October 15, 1944); Order of the Day, (October 18, 1944); Order of the Day, (October 20, 1944); Order of the Day, (October 20, 1944); Order of the Day, (October 22, 1944); Order of the Day, (October 23, 1944); Order of the Day, (October 23, 1944); Order of the Day, (October 25, 1944); Order of the Day, (October 25, 1944); Order of the Day, (October 26, 1944); Order of the Day, (October 27, 1944); Order of the Day, (November 1, 1944); Order of the Day, (November 4, 1944)
J. Stalin Receives Warsaw Delegation, November 5, 1944

On the 27th Anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution, November 6, 1944

Order of the Day, No. 220, November 7, 1944

Order of the Day No. 225, November 19, 1944

Orders of the Day, November 24 & 26, 1944

Vol. 16

Orders of the Day, November 29, 1944 - April 15, 1945 and more
Order of the Day, (November 29, 1944); Order of the Day, (November 30, 1944); Order of the Day, (December 2, 1944); Order of the Day, (December 3, 1944); Order of the Day, (December 3, 1944); Order of the Day, (December 9, 1944); Order of the Day, (December 24, 1944); Marshal Stalin's Thanks, (January 1945); Order of the Day, No. 223, (January 17, 1945); Order of the Day, No. 227, (February 13, 1945); Order of the Day, No. 5, (February 23, 1945); Reply to Groza and Tatarescu, (March 29, 1945); Order of the Day, No. 334, (April 13, 1945); Order of the Day, No. 335, (April 13, 1945); Order of the Day, No. 336, (April 15, 1945); Order of the Day, No. 337, (April 15, 1945)
Speech on the Treaty with Poland and more
Speech on the Treaty with Poland, (April 21, 1945); Order of the Day, No. 346, (April 27, 1945); Message Broadcast to the Red Army, (April 27, 1945); To Komsomolskaya Pravda, May 1945); Order of the Day, No. 20, (May 1, 1945); Order of the Day, No. 359, (May 2, 1945); Order of the Day, No. 364, (May 7, 1945); Order of the Day, No. 365, (May 8, 1945); Order of the Day, No. 366, (May 8, 1945); Order of the Day, No. 367, (May 8, 1945); Order of the Day, No. 368, (May 1945); Order of the Day, No. 369, (May 9, 1945)
Victory Speech and more
Victory Speech (May 9, 1945); Letter to Austrian Chancellor, (May 1945); Reply Concerning the Polish Diversionists, (May 18, 1945); Toast to the Russian People, (May 24, 1945); Letter to General de Gaulle, (June 1945); To "Pionerskaya Pravda," (June 1945); To the Artillery Factory, (June 1945); Order of the Day, No. 370, (June 22, 1945); Speech in the Kremlin, (June 25, 1945); Order of the Day, No. 371, (July 22, 1945); To the Prime Minister of Mongolia, (August 1945); To Chiang Kai Shek, (August 18, 1945); Order of the Day, No. 51, (August 19, 1945); To Chiang Kai Shek, August 31, 1945); Stalin's Address to the People, (September 2, 1945); Order of the Day, No. 373, (September 3, 1945)
Speech at an Election Meeting, February 9, 1946

Answer to Rasin, February 23, 1946

Order of the Day, No. 8, February 23, 1946

Declaration of the Council of People's Commissars, March 15, 1946

Interview with "Pravda", March 13, 1946

Interview with the Correspondent of Associated Press, Gilmore, and more
Interview with Gilmore, (March 22, 1946); Reply to Baillie, (March 25, 1946); Reply to Prime Minister of Iran, (April 1946); Order of the Day No. 7, (May 1, 1946); Order of the Day, No. 11, (May 9, 1946)
Answers to Werth, September 24, 1946

Replies to Questions put by Mr. Hugh Baillie, President of the U. P. of America, October 29, 1946*

Telegram to the Slavic Congress Reunion in Belgrade, December 8, 1946

Replies to Questions put by Mr. Elliot Roosevelt, in an Interview, December 21, 1946*

Exchange of Messages Between Bevin and Stalin, Concerning the Anglo-Soviet Treaty, January 19 & January 22, 1947*

Order of the Day No. 10, February 23, 1947

Interview with Stassen, April 9, 1947*

Greetings Message to Moscow and more
Greetings to Moscow, (September 8, 1947); Letter to Paasikivi, (February 22, 1948); Speech at the Dinner for the Finnish Delegation, (April 7, 1948); On the Open Letter of Henry Wallace, (May 17, 1948); Telegram to Czechoslovakia, (June 17, 1948); Telegram to the C.C. of the Communist Party of Italy, (July 14, 1948); Reply to Kim Ir Sen, (October 12, 1948); Berlin Crisis, the U.N. and Anglo-American Agressive Policies, Churchill, (October 28, 1948)*; Berlin, Disarmament, Stalin-Truman Meeting, (January 27, 1949)*; Answer to Kingsbury Smith, (February 2, 1949); Answering Telegram to the Minister President of Mongolia, (March 1, 1949); Telegram to Poland, (April 21, 1949); Obituary of G.M. Dimitrov, (July 1949)*; Telegram to Bulgaria, (September 1949); Greetings Telegram to Comrade Marcel Cachin, (September 20, 1949); Peace in Europe, (October 13, 1949)*; Answering Telegram to Kim Ir Sen, (October 14, 1949); Greetings Telegram to Czechoslovakia, (October 28, 1949); Thanks Telegram to the German Democratic Republic, (November 1949); Telegram to Czechoslovakia, (December 13, 1949); Open Letter to the District Election Commissions, (February 17, 1950); Telegram to Rumania, (March 1950); Thanks Telegram to Hungary, (April 1950); Telegram to Comrade Maurice Thorez, (April 28, 1950); Telegram to the German Democratic Republic, (May 11, 1950); Letter to the German Democratic Republic, (May 15, 1950); Telegram to the Free German Youth, (June 2, 1950)
Marxism and Problems of Linguistics
         Concerning Marxism in Linguistics
         Reply to Comrade E. Krasheninnikova
         Reply to Comrade Sanzheyev
         Reply to Comrades D. Belkin and S. Furer
         Reply to Comrade A. Kholopov

Peace in Korea and more
Peace in Korea, (July 15, 1950)*; Telegram to Poland, (July 22, 1950); Greetings Message to Mao Tse Tung, (August 1, 1950); Greetings Telegram to Tshervenkov, (September 6, 1950); Telegram to Mao Tse Tung, (October 1, 1950); Telegram to the German Democratic Republic, (October 7, 1950); Telegram to Kim Ir Sen, (October 12, 1950); Thanks Telegram to the German Democratic Republic, (November 1950); Greetings Telegram to Albania, (November 1950);Thanks Telegram to the German Democratic Republic, (January 1951); Telegram to Mao Tse Tung, (February 14, 1951)
Interview with a "Pravda" Correspondent, February 17, 1951

Telegram to Hungary and more
Telegram to Hungary, (February 1951); Greetings Telegram to Bulgaria, (March 1951); Telegram to the Kirov-Works Collective, (April 3, 1951); Greetings Telegram to Hungary, (April 1951); Greetings Telegram to Poland, (April 1951); Greetings Telegram to Czechoslovakia, (May 1951); Telegram to the German Democratic Republic, (May 17, 1951); Telegram to Poland, (July 1951); Telegram to Poland, (July 1951); Telegram to Rumania, (August 1951); Answering Telegram to Mao Tse Tung, (September 2, 1951); Peace in the Far East, (October 1, 1951)*; Prohibition of Atomic Weapons, (October 6, 1951)*; Telegram to the German Democratic Republic, (October 7, 1951); Answering Telegram to Kim Ir Sen, (October 20, 1951); Telegram to the German Democratic Republic, (November 1951); Greetings Telegram to Czechoslovakia, (November 23, 1951); New Year Message to the Japanese People, (December 31, 1951); Thanks Telegram to the Socialist Unity Party of Germany, (January 3, 1952); Thanks Telegram to the German Democratic Republic, (January 3, 1952); Thanks Telegram to the Communist Party of Germany, (January 1952); Telegram to the Workers of Magnitorskor, (January 31, 1952)
Economic Problems of Socialism in the U.S.S.R.
         Remarks on Economic Questions Connected with the November 1951 Discussion
         Reply to Comrade Alexander Ilyich Notkin
         Concerning the Errors of Comrade L. D. Yaroshenko
         Reply to Comrades A. V. Sanina and V. G. Venzher

Telegram to Rumania and more
Telegram to Rumania, (February 1952); Telegram to Mao Tse Tung, (February 14, 1952); Answers to a Group of Editors of American Newspapers, (March 31, 1952); Telegram to Hungary, (April 1952); Telegram to Poland, (April 18, 1952); Telegram to Poland, (April 1952); Telegram to the German Democratic Republic, (May 8, 1952); Telegram to Rumania, (May 10, 1952); Telegram to Czechoslovakia, (May 10, 1952); Greetings Letter to the Young Pioneers, (May 20, 1952); Greetings Letter to Mao Tse Tung, (August 1, 1952); Greetings Telegram to Kim Ir Sen, (August 15, 1952); Decision on the 19th Party Congress, (August 20, 1952); Telegram to Rumania, (August 23, 1952); Answering Telegram to Mao Tse Tung, (September 2, 1952); Telegram to Bulgaria, (September 9, 1952); Telegram to Mao Tse Tung, (October 1, 1952); Telegram to the German Democratic Republic, (October 7, 1952); Telegram to Kim Ir Sen, (October 1952)
Speech of the 19th Party Congress of the C.P.S.U.

Vol. 17: War Telegrams

Preface, from Red Star edition

1941
1942
1943
1944
1945

Vol. 18

History of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Bolsheviks) Short Course
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Introduction

        Chapter One: The Struggle for the Creation of a Social-Democratic Labour Party in Russia, (1883-1901)
            1. Abolition of Serfdom and the Development of Industrial Capitalism in Russia. Rise of the Modern Industrial Proletariat. First Steps of the Working-Class Movement
            2. Narodism (Populism) and Marxism in Russia. Plekhanov and His “Emancipation of Labour” Group. Plekhanov’s Fight Against Narodism. Spread of Marxism in Russia
            3. Beginning of Lenin’s Revolutionary Activities. St. Petersburg League of Struggle for the Emancipation of the Working Class
            4. Lenin’s Struggle Against Narodism and “Legal Marxism.” Lenin’s Idea of an Alliance of the Working Class and the Peasantry. First Congress of the Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party
            5. Lenin’s Fight Against “Economism.” Appearance of Lenin’s Newspaper Iskra
            Brief Summary

        Chapter Two: Formation of the Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party. Appearance of the Bolshevik and the Menshevik Groups Within the Party, (1901-1904)
            1. Upsurge of the Revolutionary Movement in Russia in 1901-04
            2. Lenin’s Plan for the Building of a Marxist Party. Opportunism of the “Economists.” Iskra’s Fight for Lenin’s Plan. Lenin’s Book What Is To Be Done? Ideological Foundations of the Marxist Party
            3. Second Congress of the Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party. Adoption of Program and Rules and Formation of a Single Party. Differences at the Congress and Appearance of Two Trends Within the Party: The Bolshevik and the Menshevik
            4. Splitting Activities of the Menshevik Leaders and Sharpening of the Struggle Within the Party After the Second Congress. Opportunism of the Menshevik. Lenin’s Book, One Step Forward, Two Steps Back. Organizational Principles of the Marxist Party
            Brief Summary

        Chapter Three: The Mensheviks and the Bolsheviks in the Period of the Russo-Japanese War and the First Russian Revolution, (1904-1907)
            1. Russo-Japanese War. Further Rise of the Revolutionary Movement in Russia. Strikes in St. Petersburg. Workers’ Demonstration Before the Winter Palace on January 9, 1905. Demonstration Fired Upon. Outbreak of the Revolution
            2. Workers’ Political Strikes and Demonstrations. Growth of the Revolutionary Movement Among the Peasants. Revolt on the Battleship Potemkin
            3. Tactical Differences Between Bolsheviks and Mensheviks. Third Party Congress. Lenin’s Two Tactics of Social-Democracy in the Democratic Revolution. Tactical Foundations of the Marxist Party
            4. Further Rise of the Revolution. All-Russian Political Strike of October 1905. Retreat of Tsardom. The Tsar’s Manifesto. Rise of the Soviets of Workers’ Deputies
            5. December Armed Uprising. Defeat of the Uprising. Retreat of the Revolution. First State Duma. Fourth (Unity) Party Congress
            6. Dispersion of the First State Duma. Convocation of the Second State Duma. Fifth Party Congress. Dispersion of the Second State Duma. Causes of the Defeat of the First Russian Revolution
            Brief Summary

        Chapter Four: The Mensheviks and the Bolsheviks in the Period of the Stolypin Reaction. The Bolsheviks Constitute Themselves an Independent Marxist Party, (1908-1912)
            1. Stolypin Reaction. Disintegration Among the Oppositional Intelligentsia. Decadence. Desertion of a Section of the Party Intelligentsia to the Enemies of Marxism and Attempts to Revise the Theory of Marxism. Lenin’s Rebutal of the Revisionists in His Materialism and Empirio-Criticism and His Defence of the Theoretical Foundations of the Marxist Party
            2. Dialectical and Historical Materialism
            3. Bolsheviks and Mensheviks in the Period of the Stolypin Reaction. Struggle of the Bolsheviks Against the Liquidators and Otzovists
            4. Struggle of the Bolsheviks Against Trotskyism. Anti-Party August Bloc
            5. Prague Party Conference, 1912. Bolsheviks Constitute Themselves an Independent Marxist Party
            Brief Summary

        Chapter Five: The Bolshevik Party During the New Rise of the Working-Class Movement Before the First Imperialist War (1912-1914)
            1. Rise of the Revolutionary Movement in the Period 1912-14
            2. The Bolshevik Newspaper Pravda. The Bolshevik Group in the Fourth State Duma
            3. Victory of the Bolsheviks in the Legally Existing Organizations. Continued Rise of the Revolutionary Movement. Eve of the Imperialist War
            Brief Summary

        Chapter Six: The Bolshevik Party in the Period of the Imperialist War. The Second Revolution in Russia (1914-March 1917)
            1. Outbreak and Causes of the Imperialist War
            2. Parties of the Second International Side With Their Imperialist Governments. Disintegration of the Second International into Separate Chauvinist Parties
            3. Theory and Tactics of the Bolshevik Party on the Question of War, Peace and Revolution
            4. Defeat of the Tsarist Army. Economic Disruption. Crisis of Tsardom
            5. The February Revolution. Fall of Tsardom. Formation of Soviets of Workers’ and Soldiers’ Deputies. Formation of the Provisional Government. Dual Power
            Brief Summary

        Chapter Seven: The Bolshevik Party in the Period of Preparation and Realization of the October Socialist Revolution, (April 1917-1918)
            1. Situation in the Country After the February Revolution. Party Emerges from Underground and Passes to Open Political Work. Lenin Arrives in Petrograd. Lenin’s April Theses. Party’s Policy of Transition to Socialist Revolution
            2. Beginning of the Crisis of the Provisional Government. April Conference of the Bolshevik Party
            3. Successes of the Bolshevik Party in the Capital. Abortive Offensive of the Armies of the Provisional Government. Suppression of the July Demonstration of Workers and Soldiers
            4. The Bolshevik Party Adopts the Course of Preparing for Armed Uprising. Sixth Party Congress
            5. General Kornilov’s Plot Against the Revolution. Suppression of the Plot. Petrograd and Moscow Soviets Go Over to the Bolsheviks
            6. October Uprising in Petrograd and Arrest of the Provisional Government. Second Congress of Soviets and Formation of the Soviet Government. Decrees of the Second Congress of Soviets on Peace and Land. Victory of the Socialist Revolution. Reasons for the Victory of the Socialist Revolution
            7. Struggle of the Bolshevik Party to Consolidate the Soviet Power. Peace of Brest-Litovsk. Seventh Party Congress
            8. Lenin’s Plan for the Initial Steps in Socialist Construction. Committees of the Poor Peasants and the Curbing of the Kulaks. Revolt of the “Left” Socialist-Revolutionaries and Its Suppression. Fifth Congress of Soviets and Adoption of the Constitution of the R.S.F.S.R.
            Brief Summary

        Chapter Eight: The Bolshevik Party in the Period of Foreign Military Intervention and Civil War (1918-1920)
            1. Beginning of Foreign Military Intervention. First Period of the Civil War
            2. Defeat of Germany in the War. Revolution in Germany. Founding of the Third International. Eighth Party Congress
            3. Extension of Intervention. Blockade of the Soviet Country. Kolchak’s Campaign and Defeat. Denikin’s Campaign and Defeat. A Three-Months’ Respite. Ninth Party Congress
            4. Polish Gentry Attack Soviet Russia. General Wrangel’s Campaign. Failure of the Polish Plan. Rout of Wrangel. End of the Intervention
            5. How and Why the Soviet Republic Defeated the Combined Forces of British-French-Japanese-Polish Intervention and of the Bourgeois-Landlord-Whiteguard Counter-Revolution in Russia
            Brief Summary

        Chapter Nine: The Bolshevik Party in the Period of Transition to the Peaceful Work of Economic Restoration, (1921-1925)
            1. Soviet Republic After the Defeat of the Intervention and End of the Civil War. Difficulties of the Restoration Period
            2. Party Discussion on the Trade Unions. Tenth Party Congress. Defeat of the Opposition. Adoption of the New Economic Policy (NEP)
            3. First Results of NEP. Eleventh Party Congress. Formation of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Lenin’s Illness. Lenin’s Co-operative Plan. Twelfth Party Congress
            4. Struggle Against the Difficulties of Economic Restoration. Trotskyites Take Advantage of Lenin’s Illness to Increase Their Activity. New Party Discussion. Defeat of the Trotskyites. Death of Lenin. The Lenin Enrolment. Thirteenth Party Congress
            5. The Soviet Union Towards the End of the Restoration Period. The Question of Socialist Construction and the Victory of Socialism in Our Country. Zinoviev-Kamenev “New Opposition.” Fourteenth Party Congress. Policy of Socialist Industrialization of the Country
            Brief Summary

        Chapter Ten: The Bolshevik Party in the Struggle for the Socialist Industrialization of the Country (1926-1929)
            1. Difficulties in the Period of Socialist Industrialization and the Fight to Overcome Them. Formation of the Anti-Party Bloc of Trotskyites and Zinovievites. Anti-Soviet Actions of the Bloc. Defeat of the Bloc
            2. Progress of Socialist Industrialization. Agriculture Lags. Fifteenth Party Congress. Policy of Collectivization in Agriculture. Rout of the Bloc of Trotskyites and Zinovievites. Political Duplicity
            3. Offensive Against the Kulaks. The Bukharin-Rykov Anti-Party Group. Adoption of the First Five-Year Plan. Socialist Emulation. Beginning of the Mass Collective-Farm Movement
            Brief Summary

        Chapter Eleven: The Bolshevik Party in the Struggle for the Collectivization of Agriculture, (1930-1934)
            1. International Situation in 1930-34. Economic Crisis in the Capitalist Countries. Japanese Annexation of Manchuria. Fascists’ Advent to Power in Germany. Two Seats of War
            2. From the Policy of Restricting the Kulak Elements to the Policy of Eliminating the Kulaks as a Class. Struggle Against Distortions of the Party Policy in the Collective-Farm Movement. Offensive Against the Capitalist Elements Along the Whole Line. Sixteenth Party Congress
            3. Policy of Reconstructing All Branches of the National Economy. Importance of Technique. Further Spread of the Collective-Farm Movement. Political Departments of the Machine and Tractor Stations. Results of the Fulfilment of the Five-Year Plan in Four Years. Victory of Socialism Along the Whole Front. Seventeenth Party Congress
            4. Degeneration of the Bukharinites Into Political Double-Dealers. Degeneration of the Trotskyite Double-Dealers Into a Whiteguard Gang of Assassins and Spies. Foul Murder of S. M. Kirov. Measures of the Party to Heighten Bolshevik Vigilance
            Brief Summary

        Chapter Twelve: The Bolshevik Party in the Struggle to Complete the Building of the Socialist Society. Introduction of the New Constitution, (1935-1937)
            1. International Situation in 1935-37. Temporary Mitigation of the Economic Crisis. Beginning of a New Economic Crisis. Seizure of Ethiopia by Italy. German and Italian Intervention in Spain. Japanese Invasion of Central China. Beginning of the Second Imperialist War
            2. Further Progress of Industry and Agriculture in the U.S.S.R. Second Five-Year Plan Fulfilled Ahead of Time. Reconstruction of Agriculture and Completion of Collectivization. Importance of Cadres. Stakhanov Movement. Rising Standard of Welfare. Rising Cultural Standard. Strength of the Soviet Revolution
            3. Eighth Congress of Soviets. Adoption of the New Constitution of the U.S.S.R.
            4. Liquidation of the Remnants of the Bukharin-Trotsky Gang of Spies, Wreckers and Traitors to the Country. Preparations for the Election of the Supreme Soviet of the U.S.S.R. Broad Inner-Party Democracy as the Party’s Course. Election of the Supreme Soviet of the U.S.S.R.

        Conclusion

        Glossary



Correspondence Between the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR and the Presidents of the USA and the Prime Ministers of Great Britain During the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945

Volume 1: Correspondence with Winston S. Churchill and Clement R. Attlee (July 1941-November 1945)
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
Notes

Volume 2: Correspondence with Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman (July 1941-November 1945)
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
Notes




The Tehran Yalta & Potsdam Conferences
      The Tehran Conference (November 28 to December 1, 1943)
      The Crimea Conference (February 4-11, 1945)
      The Potsdam Conference (July 17-August 2, 1945)


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