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1926

January 1 J. V. Stalin directs the work of the plenum of the Central Committee, CPSU(B), where he speaks on organizational questions.
J. V. Stalin is elected by the plenum to the Political Bureau, Organizing Bureau and Secretariat of the C.C., CPSU(), and appointed General Secretary of the Party.
The plenum decided to prolong J. V. Stalin's credentials as a delegate of the CPSU(B) to the Executive Committee of the Communist International (E.G.C.I.).
January 5 J. V. Stalin informs V.M. Molotov. N.M. Shvernik, S. M. Kirov and others in Leningrad of the resolution passed on January 5, 1926, by the C.C., CPSU (), exposing the factional activity of the Leningrad Gubernia Committee of the CPSU().
January 8 J. V. Stalin directs a meeting of the CPSU(B) delegation to the E.C.C.I.
January 16 J. V. Stalin has a talk with representatives of the American Communist Party delegation to the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.
January 19 J. V. Stalin has a talk with students of the Institute of Red Professors.
January 22 J. V. Stalin delivers speeches at a meeting of the Presidium of the E.C.C.I. on "The Fight, against Right, and 'Ultra-Left' Deviations."
January 25 J. V. Stalin completes his work Concerning Questions of Leninism, which was published as a separate pamphlet on February 6, and printed in the magazine Bolshevik, No. 3, February 15, 1926.
February 5 J. V. Stalin has a talk with members of the Chinese Communist Party delegation to the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.
February 6-8 J. V. Stalin is elected by special Party con-ferences of the Volodarsky, Moskovsko-Narvsky and other districts of Leningrad as their first delegate to the Twenty-Third Special Leningrad Gubernia Conference of the G.P.S.U.(B).
February 9 J. V. Stalin replies to a letter from P. F. BoltneV. V. I. Efremov and V. I. Ivlev on "The Peasantry as an Ally of the Working Class."
February 10 Leningradskaya Pravda, No. 33, publishes the sixth chapter-"The Question of the Victory of Socialism in One Country"- of J. V. Stalin's work Concerning Questions of Leninism.
J. V. Stalin replies to a letter of T. M. PokoyeV. chairman of the Poor Peasants' Committee, Bobrinets District, Ukr. S.S.R. on "The Possibility of Building Socialism in Our Country."
February 12 J. V. Stalin is elected by the Twenty-Third Special Leningrad Gubernia Conference of the CPSU(B) as a member of the Leningrad Gubernia Party Committee.
February 17-March 16 J. V. Stalin takes part. in the work of the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.
February 17 At the first sitting of Ihe Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I., J. V. Stalin is elected to the Presidium of the E.C.C.I. plenum and to the Political, Eastern, and French Commissions of the plenum.
February 19 J. V. Stalin writes a letter to the members of the delegation of the CPSU(B) in the E.G.C.I. in which he exposes Zinoviev who distorted the decisions of the Fourteenth Congress of the G.P.S.U.(B) when making the opening speech at the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.
J. V. Stalin has a talk with representatives of the German and French Communist Party delegations to the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.
February 20 The Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I. elects J. V. Stalin chairman of its German Commission.
February 21 At a meeting of the Bureau of the CPSU(B) delegation to the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I., J. V. Stalin reports that the German delegation is dissatisfied with Zinoviev's speech at the plenum.
February 23 The newspaper Kommunist, No. 43, organ of the Central Committee and Kharkov Okrug Committee of the Ukrainian Communist Party (Bolsheviks), prints a statement in memory of G. I. Kotovsky, written by J. V. Stalin.
J. V. Stalin attends a ceremonial meeting in the Bolshoi Theatre in honour of the Eighth Anniversary of the Red Army.
February 27 Publication of J. V. Stalin's collection of writings entitled Questions of Leninism.
March 3 J. V. Stalin speaks at a meeting of the Bureau of the CPSU(B) delegation to the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I. on the ideological struggle against, the "ultra-Lefts" in the German Communist. Party,
March 6 J. V. Stalin speaks in the French Commission of the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I. on the situation in the French Communist Party.
At a meeting of the Bureau of the CPSU(B) delegation to the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I., J. V. Stalin opposes a proposal by Zinoviev that adherents of the "New Opposition" should be drawn into the work of the E.C.C.I.
March 7 Pravda, No. 55, publishes greetings from J. V. Stalin to working women and women toilers throughout the world in connection with the sixteenth celebration of International Communist Women's Day.
March 8 At a meeting of the German Commission of the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I., J. V. Stalin delivers a speech on the fight. against the "ultra-Lefts" in the German Communist Party.
March 15 At a meeting of the Organizing Bureau of the C.C., CPSU(B), J. V. Stalin delivers speeches on the plan of work of the Organizing Bureau for March-August 1926 and on the elections to the Soviets.
March 16 J. V. Stalin has a talk with representatives of the German and French Communist Party delegations to the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.
March 17 The E.C.C.I. elects J. V. Stalin a member of its Presidium.
J. V. Stalin has a talk with representatives of the German Communist Party delegation to the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.
March 23 The newspapers Pravda and Komsomolskaya Pravda, Nos. 66, print a message of greetings by J. V. Stalin to the Seventh Congress of the All-Union Leninist Young Communist League.
April 3 The Political Bureau of the C.C., CPSU(B) appoints J. V. Stalin a member of the Commis-sion of the Political Bureau for drafting the theses on "The Economic Situation and Eco-nomic Policy" to be submitted for discussion at the April plenum of the C.C., CPSU(B).
April 5 At a meeting of the Commission of the Political Bureau of the C.C., CPSU(B), J. V. Stalin speaks in support of the theses on "The Economic Situation and Economic Policy."
April 6-9 J. V. Stalin directs the work of the plenum of the C.C., CPSU(B),
April 9 At the morning sitting of the plenum ot the C.C., CPSU(B), J. V. Stalin delivers a report on "The Economic Situation and Economic Policy."
At the evening sitting, J.V. Stalin delivers a report on "The Plan of Work of the Political Bureau and the C.C. Plenum for 1926."
April 12 J. V. Stalin delivers a report on the results of the work of the April plenum of the C.C., CPSU(B) at a plenum of the Leningrad Gubernia Committee of the CPSU(B).
April 13 J. V. Stalin delivers a report on "The Economic Situation of the Soviet Union and the Policy of the Party" at a meeting of the active of the Leningrad organization of the CPSU(B).
April 20 J. V. Stalin has a talk with a delegation from the Stalin Factory (Bolshevo, Moscow Gubernia), which has come to invite him to their May Day celebration.
April 21 J. V. Stalin replies to a letter of Klara Zetkin on the organization Workers' International Relief (WIR).
Publication of J. V. Stalin's pamphlet The Economic Situation of the Soviet Union.
April 25 Pravda, No. 95, publishes an appeal signed by J. V. Stalin, Secretary of the C.C., CPSU(B) and V. V. KuibysheV. Chairman of the C.C.C., CPSU(B), addressed to all Party organizations and Party control commissions and to Party members engaged in economic, co-operative, trade, banking and other institutions, on the tight for a regime of economy.
April 26 J. V. Stalin writes a letter to L. M. Kaganovich and the other members of the Political Bureau of the C.C., Ukrainian Communist Party (Bolsheviks).
April 30 J. V. Stalin writes a letter to the members of the C.C., CPSU(B) in which he exposes Zinoviev's factional activity.
May 1 J. V. Stalin is present at the military parade of the Moscow Garrison and demonstration of the working people of Moscow in the Red Square.
May 6 J. V. Stalin has an interview with members of the press.
May 7 At a meeting of the Bureau ot the CPSU(B) delegation to the E.C.C.I., J. V. Stalin speaks on D. Z. Manuilsky's article "Menshevism Inside-Out and Social-Fascism," which was printed in the magazine Kommunistichesky Internatsional (Communist International), No. 4 (53), April 1926.
May 8 J. V. Stalin writes a letter to the members ot the CPSU(B) delegation to the E.C.C.I. exposing Zinoviev's factional activity in the Comintern.
May 11 J. V. Stalin informs the representatives of the A.U.C.C.T.U. in Paris and Berlin of the British T.U.C. General Council's refusal to accept financial aid from the workers of the USSR for the British miners on strike.
May 15 J. V. Stalin writes a second letter to the members of the CPSU(B) delegation to the E.C.C.I. exposing Zinoviev's factional activity in the Comintern.
May 16 J. V. Stalin and V. M. Molotov have an interview with members of the press at the headquarters of the C.C., CPSU(B).
J. V. Stalin has a talk with leading officials of the Central Committee of the All-Union Leninist Young Communist League and of the Young Communist International (Y.C.I.).
June 1 J. V. Stalin arrives in Tiflis.
June 2 J. V. Stalin inspects the Zemo-Avchaly hydro-electric power station and afterwards writes in the visitors' book in Georgian: "Long live our work of construction and the workers, technicians and engineers engaged in it!" This message was published in the newspapers Zarya Vostoka, No. 1191, June 3 and Pravdu, No. 133, June 12, 1926.
June 3 J. V. Stalin writes a letter to V. M. Molotov exposing the splitting, capitulatory policy of Trotsky and Zinoviev and defining the basic line of the C.C., CPSU(B) in foreign policy.
J. V. Stalin attends a performance in the Tiflis State Opera House. During the interval he has a talk with M. Balanchivadze, the composer, about his opera "Tamar Tsbieri" and about Georgian opera music, and points to the influence of Russian composers, notably Chaikovsky, on Georgian composers.
June 8 At a meeting of the workers of the chief railway workshops in Tiflis, J. V. Stalin delivers a report on "The British Strike and the Events in Poland, "and replies to the greetings of the workers of the railway workshops. The report and the reply were published in the newspapers Zarya Vostoka, No, 1197, Juno 10, and Pravda, No. 136, June 16, 1926.
June 13 Bakinsky Rabochy (Baku, Worker), No. 135, publishes J. V. Stalin's reply to an invitation from the workers of Baku to visit their city.
June J. V. Stalin is elected a member of the Communist Academy.
July 4 J. V. Stalin leaves the Caucasus for Moscow.
July 8 On the occasion of the appearance of its 1,000th issue, J. V. Stalin sends a message of congrat-ulation to the newspaper Rabochaya Pravda (Workers' Truth), organ of the Central Committee and Tiflis Committee of the Georgian Communist Party (Bolsheviks), the Georgian Trade Union Council, and the Tiflis Soviet of Workers', Peasants', and Rod Army Depu-ties, the message being printed in that issue of the newspaper.
July 14-23 J. V. Stalin directs the work of the joint plenum of the C.C. and C.C.C., CPSU(B).
July 14 At the joint plenum of the C.C. and C.C.C., CPSU(B), J.V. Stalin speaks on the ques-tion of wages.
July 15 J. V. Stalin delivers a speech at the joint plenum of the C.C. and C.C.C., CPSU(B) on a communication made by the Political Bureau on the decisions adopted by it in connection with the events in Britain, Poland and China.
July 22 1 a.m J. V. Stalin stands in the guard of honour at the bier of F. E. Dzerzhinsky in the House of Trade Unions.
Pravda, No. 166, publishes a statement by J. V. Stalin in memory of F. E. Dzerzhinsky.
At the morning silting of the joint plenum of the C.C. and C.C.C., CPSU(B), J. V. Stalin delivers a speech on the report of the Presidium of the C.C.C., CPSU(B) on the case of Lashevich and others and on Party unity.
5.30 p.m. J. V. Stalin takes part as pall bearer in carrying the coffin with the body of F. E. Dzerzhinsky out of the House of Trade Unions.
July 24 J. V. Stalin has a talk with officials of the All-Russian Extraordinary Commission - the Joint State Political Administration, in connection with the death of F. E. Dzerzhinsky.
July 27 J. V. Stalin has a talk with representatives of the Polish Communist Party.
July 28 J. V. Stalin has a talk with a representative of the British Labour Party visiting the USSR.
J. V. Stalin has a talk with a representative of the Finnish Communist Party.
August 6 J. V. Stalin replies to a letter from a representative of the Communist Party of India.
August 7 At a meeting of the Presidium of the E.G.C.I., J. V. Stalin delivers a speech on "The Anglo-Russian Committee."
August 13 J. V. Stalin writes a letter to the members of the C.C. and C.C.C., CPSU(B) in which he exposes the anti-Party conduct, of Trotsky and Zinoviev at the July joint plenum of the C.C. and C.C.C., CPSU(B).
September 21 J. V. Stalin sends a cable to the editorial board of the Daily Worker, central organ of the Workers Party of America.
Octobers J. V. Stalin writes a letter to Slepkov in connection with the latter's article printed in Pravda of October 8, 1926.
October 11 J. V. Stalin delivers a speech at a meeting of the Political Bureau of the C.G., CPSU(B) on "Measures for Mitigating the Inner-Party Struggle."
October 19 An enlarged plenum of the Leningrad Gubernia Committee of the CPSU(B) elects J. V. Stalin a delegate to the Fifteenth All-Union Conference of the CPSU(B).
Between October 21 and 25 At the request of the Political Bureau of the C.C., CPSU(B), J. V. Stalin writes the theses on "The Opposition Block in the CPSU(B)."
October 22 The Presidium of the E.C.C.I. appoints J. V. Stalin to report on the Russian question at the Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.
October 23 A joint plenum of the C.G. and C.C.C., CPSU(B) appoints J. V. Stalin to make a report at the Fifteenth All-Union Conference of the CPSU(B) on "The Opposition and the Inner-Party Situation."
October 26 The Political Bureau of the C.C., CPSU(B) approves J. V. Stalin's theses on "The Opposition Block in the CPSU(B)" for submission to the October joint plenum of the C.C. and C.C.C., CPSU(B).
October 26 The newspapers Pravda and Izvestia, Nos. 247, publish J. V. Stalin's theses on "The Opposi-tion Bloc in the CPSU(B)."
At the joint plenum of the C.C. and C.C.C.. CPSU(B), J. V. Stalin delivers a speech in support of the theses on "The Opposition Block in the CPSU(B)." The plenum endorses the theses for submission to the Fifteenth All-Union Conference of the CPSU(B).
October 26-November 3 J. V. Stalin directs the work of the Fifteenth All-Union Conference of the CPSU(B).
November 1 At the Fifteenth All-Union Conference of the CPSU(B), J. V. Stalin delivers a report on "The Opposition and the Inner-Party Situation." The report was published in Pravda and Iwestia, Nos. 256, 257, November 5 and 6, 1926.
November 3 At the Fifteenth All-Union Conference of the CPSU(B), J. V. Stalin replies to the discussion on his report on "The Opposition and the Inner-Party Situation." The reply to the discussion was published in Pravda and Izvestia, Nos. 262, November 12, 1926.
November 6 J. V. Stalin writes a reply to the editorial board of Leningradskaya Pravda declining to give his consent to the publication of his conversation with Professor Jerome Davis of Yale University, a report of which was published in garbled form in the newspaper The New York American.
November 7 J. V. Stalin attends the military parade of the Moscow Garrison and demonstration of the working people of Moscow in the Red Square.
November 15 J. V. Stalin's report and reply to the discussion at the Fifteenth All-Union Conference of the CPSU(B) are published in pamphlet form under the title The Social-Democratic Deviation in Our Party.
November 20 At a meeting of the Presidium of the Executive Committee of the Comintern, J. V. Stalin communicates the plan of his report on "The Internal Situation in the CPSU(B)" for the Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.
November 22- December 16 J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.
November 22 At its first silting, the Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I. elects J. V. Stalin a member of its Presidium and of its Political Commission.
November 29-30 J. V. Stalin directs the work of a meeting of the Bureau of the CPSU(B) delegation to the Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.
November 30 J. V. Stalin delivers a speech in the Chinese Commission of the Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I. on "The Prospects of the Revolution in China."
December 2 The Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I. elects J. V. Stalin a member of its German commission.
December 4 J. V. Stalin has a talk with a representative of the Indian Communist Party.
December 7 J. V. Stalin delivers a report at the Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I. on internal questions of the CPSU(B).
December 13 At. the Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I., J. V. Stalin replies to the discussion on his report on inner-Party questions of the CPSU(B).
December 17 J. V. Stalin has a talk with DimitroV. Kolarov and other representatives of the Bulgarian Communist Party.
December 18 The Executive Committee of the Comintern elects J. V. Stalin a member of its Presidium.
December 22 J. V. Stalin participates in the discussion of the question of the fight against the "ultra-Lefts" in Germany at a joint meeting of the delegations of the CPSU(B) and the German Communist Party taking part in the work of the Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.
December 23 The Seventh Party Conference of the Krasnaya Presnya District, Moscow, elects J. V. Stalin its first delegate to the Fifteenth Moscow Gubernia Party Conference.
December 24 At a joint meeting of representatives of the delegations of the CPSU(B) and the American Communist Party to the Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I. J. V. Stalin speaks on the situation in the American Communist Party.
Once More on the Social-Democratic Deviation in Our Party - J. V. Stalin's report and reply to the discussion at the Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.- is published in pamphlet form.
December 29 J. V. Stalin has a talk with a delegation from the Armaturny Factory, Moscow.
December 30 J. V. Stalin writes a letter to Ksenofontov.

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