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XIX Congress of the CPSU (b) - (October 5-14, 1952). Documents and Materials
8 October, (Morning session)
Presiding V.M. Andrianov.
The meeting unanimously approved the Report of the Central Auditing
Commission of the CPSU (b).
The Congress hears a report by Comrade M.Z. Saburov ʺDirectives of the XIX Party Congress on the fifth five‐year plan for the development of the USSR for 1951 ‐ 1955ʺ and proceeds to discuss it.
At the end of the meeting, representatives of foreign communist parties spoke.
The chairperson gives the floor for a proposal on the report of the Central Auditing Commission of the CPSU (b) comrade. Aristov. He makes the following proposal: to approve the report of the Central Auditing Commission of the CPSU (b). The proposal was adopted unanimously.
The congress proceeds to discuss the third item on the agenda: ʺDirectives of the XIX Party Congress on the fifth five‐year plan for the development of the USSR for 1951‐1955.ʺ The floor is given to the Chairman of the USSR State Planning Committee, Comrade M.Z. Saburov.
Clement Gottwald, (Communist Party of Czechoslovakia)
Dear comrades! Allow me to convey warm greetings on behalf of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia and all working people of our country to the 19th Congress of the glorious All‐Union Communist Party (Bolsheviks). (Stormy applause.)
The news of the convocation of the 19th Congress of the All‐Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks and the publication of documents for the congress also caused an unusually wide response in our country in Czechoslovakia. Hundreds of thousands of our working people in town and country took a large number of socialist commitments in honor of the 19th Congress of the All‐Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks, which are being successfully fulfilled. (Applause.) And it will not be an exaggeration to say that today, during the days of this historic congress, millions of Czechoslovak citizens are looking to the Moscow Kremlin, to Comrade Stalin, to you all. (Prolonged applause.)
This is no coincidence. In the pre‐war period, when capitalism reigned in Czechoslovakia, we learned from the Soviet Bolsheviks how to beat our own capitalists. (Prolonged applause.) During the Great Patriotic War, when our homeland was groaning under the thumb of the Nazi invaders, our people knew that the star of liberation was rising in the East. When the heroic Soviet Army, led by the brilliant commander Comrade Stalin, broke Hitlerʹs neck, favorable conditions were created for us so that we could settle accounts with our capitalists, crush and defeat their counter‐revolutionary coup attempt, created Peopleʹs Democratic Czechoslovakia and began building socialism in our country. (Prolonged applause.)
Now we come to you to learn how to build socialism. The results of the XIX Congress of the All‐Union Communist Party (Bolsheviks), as well as the new fundamental work of Comrade Stalin, ʺEconomic Problems of Socialism in the USSRʺ, will also be an inexhaustible source of experience for us in our daily work, in our daily struggle to build and strengthen the socialist system in Czechoslovakia, in the struggle for preservation of the world. (Applause.)
Your help, the help of the CPSU (b) and personally of Comrade Stalin, we feel and appreciate today more than ever before. Therefore, our party and our people have instructed us to also express to you a deep, sincere feeling of gratitude.
We wish great success to the 19th Congress of the glorious LeninStalinist All‐Union Communist Party of the Bolsheviks! (Prolonged applause.)
Long live the indestructible Soviet‐Czechoslovak friendship and alliance between our peoples! (Stormy applause.)Glory to our common teacher and father, the great Stalin! (Stormy, longlasting applause, turning into a standing ovation. Everyone stands up).