Almanac «Strana Socializma» (Land of Socialism) 1941, dates in January

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1/1 1932: The Molotov Auto Factory at Gorky [formerly Nizhnij Novgorod], a giant of socialist industry, starts production.
1931: First service of the Turkestan-Siberia railroad.
1919: Proclamation of the Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic.
3/1 1939: Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR on the texts of the military oaths for the Worker-Peasant Red Army and Worker-Peasant Navy.
1921: Death of Civil War hero A. Ya. Parkhomenko in battles against White bandits. Born 1886.
1920: Liberation by the Red Army of Tsaritsyn (now Stalingrad) from Denikin’s White Guard bands.
6/1 1933: Delivery into operation the first order of the Stalin Metallurgical Works at Kuznetsk.
7/1 1933: Report by Comrade Stalin on the results of the first Five-Year Plan at a joint plenum of the Central Committee and the Central Control Commission of the CPSU.
8/1 1920: Complete rout of Denikin’s hordes by the Red Army and capture of Rostov-on-Don and Nakhichevan.
10/1 1930: Formation of the Mordovian Autonomous Oblast; from 1934 an ASSR.
12/1 1938: Opening of the 1st Session of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR.
1922: Formation of the Karachaevo-Cherkessian Autonomous Oblast.
13/1 1906: Death of A.S. Popov, inventor of the radio-telegraph. Born 1859.
1940: End of the heroic drift of icebreaker “Georgij Sedov”.
14/1 1876: Birth of Lado Ketskhoveli, brother-in-arms of Comrade Stalin at the dawn of the start of Bol’shevism in Transcaucasia. Died 1903 at the hands of Tsarist executioners.
15/1 1934: Formation of the Chechen-Ingush Autonomous Oblast, becoming the Chechno-Ingush ASSR in 1936.
1920: Liquidation of the Eastern Front. Restoration of Soviet power in Siberia.
16/1 1922: Obrazovanie Kabardino-Balkarskoj avtonomnoj oblasti; s 1936 g. -- ASSR Formation of the Kabardino-Balkarsk Autonomous Oblast, becoming the Kabardino-Balkarsk ASSR in 1936.
20/1 1921: Formation of the Dagestan ASSR.
21/1 1924: Death of Vladimir Il’ich Lenin – leader and teacher of the world proletariat, founder of the Bolshevik Party and the Comintern, organizer of the victories of socialism, greatest genius of humanity. Born 1870.
More recent note from the Ideology Department:
Accusations by the unspeakable L.D. Trotsky that Comrade Stalin had "poisoned Lenin" simply reflect the diseased mind of that arch-degenerate and Judas, inspirer of fascism, who himself plotted harm against the great Lenin at every opportunity.
22/1 -: Memorial day for V.I. Lenin and January 9, 1905.
23/1 1755: Founding of Moscow University.
1918: Otkrytie 3 Vserossijskogo s"ezda Sovetov, prinyavshego «Deklaraciyu prav trudyashchegosya i e^kspluatiruemogo naroda» Opening of the 3rd All-Russian Congress of Soviets, adopting the “Declaration of Rights of the Working and Exploited People."
25/1 1935: Death of V.V. Kujbyshev, faithful comrade-in-arms of Lenin and Stalin, member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the CPSU. Born 1888.
26/1 1934: Opening of the 17th Party Congress – the Congress of Victors.
1924: Opening of the 2nd Congress of Soviets of the USSR, adopting the Constitution (fundamental law) of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
1924: Speech by Comrade Stalin at the 2nd All-Union Congress of Soviets on the occasion of the death of Lenin.
1926: Petrograd renamed Leningrad.
27/1 1935: Samara renamed Kujbyshev.
28/1 1918: V.I. Lenin signs decree on the organization of the Worker-Peasant Red Army.
30/1 1932: Opening of the 17th Conference of the CPSU, resulting in instructions for composition of the second Five-Year Plan.
31/1 1932: Launch of the Stalin Metallurgic Factory at Magnitogorsk.
1906: Death of the distinguished Bolshevik revolutionary I.V. Babushkin. Born 1873.

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