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Seventeenth Extraordinary All-Russian Congress of Soviets. 15-21 January 1937

[Moscow]: All-Russian Central Executive Committee, [1937] (typ. Publishing house "Power of the Soviets"). - Obl., [383] p.

Verbatim report of the All-Russian XVI Congress of Soviets, held on January 15-21, 1937 in Moscow. A new Constitution of the RSFSR was approved at the congress.

According to the credentials committee of the congress, 1388 delegates attended. Social composition of delegates:

workers 47.6%

peasants 16.0%

other 36.4%

Report on the draft Constitution of the RSFSR of 1937 reviewed to consider amendments and additions to the draft and to develop the final text of the Constitution, the congress formed an editorial commission of 164 people. On January 21, 1937, after the report of the chairman of the editorial committee M.I. Kalinin, as a result of article-by-article voting, the congress approved the final text of the new Constitution of the RSFSR of 1937.

The congress adopted a resolution obliging the All-Russian Central Executive Committee of the 16th convocation, on the basis of the new Constitution of the RSFSR, to develop and approve the Regulations on elections, as well as to establish the timing of elections to the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR.