Joseph Stalin: “Results of the First Five-year Plan”


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I: The International Significance of the Five-year Plan

Comrades, when the five-year plan was published, people hardly anticipated that it could be of tremendous international significance. On the contrary, many thought that the five-year plan was a private affair of the Soviet Union—an important and serious affair, but nevertheless a private, national affair of the Soviet Union.

History has shown, however, that the international significance of the five-year plan is immeasurable. History has shown that the five-year plan is not the private affair of the Soviet Union, but the...

Source: Joseph Stalin. J. Stalin, Works: July 1930–January 1934, vol. 13. Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1954.