New Russia's Primer: The Story of the Five-Year Plan

New Russia's Primer: The Story of the Five-Year Plan

New Russia's Primer: The Story of the Five-Year Plan

New Russia's Primer: The Story of the Five-Year Plan

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The Five-Year Plan is a project: not of one factory, but of two thousand four hundred factories. And not only of factories, but also of cities, of electric stations, of bridges, of ships, of railroads, of mines, of state farms, of rural communes, of schools, of libraries. It is a project for the rebuilding of our whole country, and was prepared, not by one man or by two men, but by thousands of trained persons. To the work of building came not tens, but millions of workers. All of us will help to build the Five- Year Plan.

The plan was first discussed in December, 1927, at the Fifteenth Congress of the Communist Party.

On the 1st of October, 1928, its fulfillment was begun.

And before the end of 1929 it became clear that the plan will be achieved, not in five years, but much more quickly.

Such a project has never been undertaken before. America has many large factories, many more than we have. There factories turn out four automobiles . . .

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