Almanac «Strana Socializma» ("Land of Socialism") 1941, December dates

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1/12 1935: Speech by Comrade Stalin at a conference of leading combine operators.
1934: S. M. Kirov, great tribune, ardent and implacable fighter for communism, member of the Politburo, secretary of the Central Committee of the CPSU and of the Leningrad regional committee of the CPSU, is vilely assassinated by enemies of the people, Trotskyist-Zinovievite agents of foreign intelligence services. Born 1886.
2/12 1927: Opening of the 15th congress of the CPSU, on collectivization.
4/12 1935: Rech' tovarishcha Stalina na soveshchanii peredovyx kolxoznikov i kolxoznic Tadzhikskoj i Turkmenskoj SSR Speech by Comrade Stalin at meeting of leading collective farmers of the Tadzhik and Turkmen SSRs.
5/12 -: National holiday – Constitution Day.
1936: Approval of the Stalin Constitution by the Extraordinary 8th All-Union Congress of Soviets.
1934: City of Vyatka renamed Kirov.
11/12 1937: Speech by Comrade Stalin at the electoral meeting of voters of the Stalin electoral district in Moscow.
12/12 1937: Elections to the Supreme Soviet of the USSR – complete victory of the bloc of Communists and non-party members.
14/12 1938: The Stalin Automobile Works, Moscow, produces its 5,000th ZIS-101 model car.
15/12 1938: Great aviator of our time, Hero of the Soviet Union, V.P. Chkalov, perishes. Born 1904.
18/12 1925: Otkrytie 14 s"ezda VKP(b) -- s'ezda industrializacii Opening of the 14th Congress of the CPSU, the Congress on industrialization.
19/12 1935: Meeting of collective farmers of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Kara-Kalpakiya - pace-setters of increased harvests - with members of the Central Committee of the CPSU and the government.
1930: Appointment of V.M. Molotov as chairman of the Council of People's Commissars (SovNarKom) of the USSR.
1926: Inauguration of the Volkhov-Lenin Hydroelectric Facility – prototype for electrification in the USSR.
20/12 1939: Decree by the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR awarding Comrade Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin the title of Hero of Socialist Labor.
1917: Formation of the All-Russian Extraordinary Commission on the Struggle against Counterrevolution, Sabotage, and Speculation (VChK).
21/12 1879: Birth of I.V. Stalin – Genius, Leader and Teacher of the peoples of the USSR and toilers of the whole world, comrade-in-arms and friend of the great Lenin, organizer and inspirer of the victory of socialism in the USSR.
22/12 1939: Izbranie tovarishcha I. V. Stalina pochetnym chlenom Akademii nauk SSSR Election of Comrade I.V. Stalin as honorary member of the USSR Acadamy of Sciences.
24/12 1924: Formation of the Uzbek SSR.
25/12 1917: Proclamation of the Ukrainian SSR.
26/12 1938: Renaming of Orenburg city as Chkalov.
27/12 1938: Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR establishing the Highest Award for merit – the title of Hero of Socialist Labor.
1935: Otkrytie soveshchaniya peredovikov urozhajnosti po zernu, traktoristov i mashinostov molotilok s rukovoditelyami partii i pravitel'stva Opening of a conference of pace-setters in grain production, tractor operators and threshing machinists with leaders of the Party and of Government.
28/12 1938: Resolution of the SovNarKom of the USSR, Central Committee of the CPSU and the All-Union Central Council of Trade Unions “On measures for regulating work discipline, for the improvement in the practice of government social insurance and the struggle with misuse in this matter.
30/12 1922: Opening of the first Congress of Soviets of the USSR, adopting declaration and agreement before the formation of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
31/12 1939: Inauguration into service of the great Stalin Canal at Ferghana.
[trans. note: The People’s Artist Reinhold Gliere wrote a pot-boiler to celebrate this canal in 1941. The debut performance was given in Chicago and the work was dedicated to the Chicago Symphony. An oddity.].
1931: Start of work at the Saratov Combine Plant.
1929: Founding of the city of Kirovsk.

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