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

J. V. Stalin

SPEECH
COLLECTIVE-FARM SHOCK BRIGADERS

February 19, 1933

From J. V. Stalin, Problems of Leninism,
Foreign Languages Press, Peking, 1976

pp. 650-70.

Based on J. V. Stalin, Works,
Foreign Languages Publishing House,
Moscow, 1955

Vol. 13, pp. 242-63.


Prepared © for the Internet by David J. Romagnolo, djr@marx2mao.org (... 1998)


    PUBLISHER'S NOTE

    The present English edition of J. V. Stalin's Problems of Leninism corresponds to the eleventh Russian edition of 1952. The English translation up to page 766 (including the relevant notes at the end of the book) is taken from Stalin's Works, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Moscow, 1953-55, Vol. 6 and Vols. 8-13, while the rest is taken from the same publishers' 1953 edition of Problems of Leninism. Minor changes have been made in the translation and the notes.

        Volume and page references to Lenin's Works made in the text are to the third Russian edition. References to English translations are added, as footnotes, by the present publisher.


SPEECH DELIVERED AT THE FIRST ALL-UNION CONGRESS OF
  COLLECTIVE-FARM SHOCK BRIGADERS February 19, 1933


650

I.

The Collective-Farm Path Is the Only Right Path

650

II.
 

Our Immediate Task -- To Make All the Collective
Farmers Prosperous


659

  III.

Miscellaneous Remarks

664

NOTES


NOTES

  [116] The First All-Union Congress of Collective-Farm Shock Brigaders took place in Moscow, February 15-19, 1933, attended by 1,513 delegates. Stalin took part in the work of the congress, which elected him to its honorary presidium and addressed greetings to him in the name of the millions of collective-farm peasants. The congress discussed the question of strengthening the collective farms and the tasks of the spring sowing. On February 19, when the closing session was held, the congress was addressed by Stalin. Other speakers at the congress were V. M. Molotov, L. M. Kaganovich, M. I. Kalinin, K. Y. Voroshilov and S. M. Budyonny. In its appeal to all collective-farm peasants of the U.S.S.R. the congress called for the collective farms to be made Bolshevik and for the development of all-Union socialist emulation of the state and collective farms for a bumper harvest and exemplary preparation and carrying out of the spring sowing.    [p. 650]

  [117] This refers to a letter sent by the collective farmers of the area served by the Bezenchuk Machine and Tractor Station of the Middle Volga territory (now Kuibyshev Region) to Stalin, published in Pravda, No. 28, January 29, 1933.    [p. 668]