N.p., [early 1930s]. 1 portrait mounted, 1 leaf folded in 6 pp. 3,3x2,9 cm. In original printed wrappers. Mint.
Extremely rare miniature propaganda book that encouraged executors of the first five-year plan. In the 1930s, most significant party and government documents were published in miniature format.
In June 22-23, 1931, Conference of Business Executives was held under the auspices of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.). It was attended by representatives of the economic organizations united under the Supreme Council of National Economy of the U.S.S.R. and by representatives of the People’s Commissariat of Supply of the U.S.S.R. Stalin attended the conference on June 22 and 23, and on the latter date delivered his speech, “New Conditions—New Tasks in Economic Construction”. (Marxist Internet Archive)
Since then, a huge variety of publications have been released expanding the whole text of the speech or its major quotes. Among the latter was this miniature edition. It contains a portrait of the leader and six quotes:
1)to recruit manpower in an organized way, by means of contracts with the collective farms, and to mechanize labor. 2)to put an end to the fluidity of manpower, to do away with wage equalization, to organize wages properly and to improve the living conditions of the workers. 3)to put an end to lack of personal responsibility, to improve the organization of work and to secure the proper distribution of forces in our enterprises. 4)to see to it that the working class of the U.S.S.R. has its own industrial and technical intelligentsia. 5)to change our attitude towards the engineers and technicians of the old school, to show them greater attention and solicitude, to enlist their cooperation more boldly. 6)to introduce and reinforce business accounting, to increase accumulation within industry.
An all-Union movement was launched to implement the conditions along with a shock-working lifestyle.
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