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December 9
Joseph Vissarionovich Djugashvili (Stalin) was born in Gori, Georgia.

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September 
J. V. Stalin enters the elementary clerical school in Gori.

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June 
J . V. Stalin graduates from the Gori school with highest marks.

September 2 
J. V. Stalin enters first grade of the Tiflis Theological Seminary.

1896 - 1898

In the Theological Seminary in Tiflis J. V. Stalin conducts Marxist circles of students, studies Capital, the Manifesto of the Communist Party, and other works of K. Marx and F. Engels, and becomes acquainted with the early works of V. I. Lenin.

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January 
J. V. Stalin begins to conduct a workers' Marxist circle in the Central Railway Work shops in Tiflis.

August 
J. V. Stalin joins the Georgian Social-Democratic organisation Messameh Dassy.

J. V. Stalin, V. Z. Ketskhoveli and A. G. Tsulukidze form the core of the revolutionaryMarxist minority in the Messameh Dassy.

J. V. Stalin draws up a programme of studies for Marxist workers' circles.

J. V. Stalin, V. Z. Ketskhoveli and A. G. Tsulukidze raise the question of founding an illegal revolutionary Marxist press. This gives rise to the first sharp disagreements between the revolutionary minority and the opportunist majority in the Messameh Dassy.

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May 29 
J. V. Stalin is expelled from the Tiflis Theological Seminary for propagating Marxism.

December 28 
J. V. Stalin starts work at the Tiflis Physical Observatory.

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April 23 
J. V. Stalin addresses a workers' May Day meeting in the region of Salt Lake, on the outskirts of Tiflis.

Summer 
J. V. Stalin establishes contact with V. K. Kurnatovsky, a well-known supporter of Lenin's Iskra, who had arrived in Tiflis for Party work.

August 
J. V. Stalin leads a mass strike at the Central Railway Workshops in Tiflis.

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Under the leadership of J. V. Stalin, V. Z. Ketskhoveli and A. G. Tsulukidze, a central leading group is formed within the Tiflis organisation of the R.S.D.L.P. , which passes from propaganda in study circles to mass political agitation. The group organises the printing of manifestoes and their distribution among the workers, forms underground Social-Democratic circles, and leads the strikes and political struggle of the Tiflis proletariat.

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March 21 
J. V. Stalin's lodgings at the Tiflis Physical Observatory are searched by the police.

March 28
J. V. Stalin leaves the Tiflis Physical Observatory and goes underground.

April 22 
J. V. Stalin leads the workers' May Day demonstration in the Soldatsky Market Place, in the centre of Tiflis.

September 
No. 1 of the illegal newspaper Brdzola, the organ of the revolutionary wing of the Georgian Marxists published on the initiative of J. V. Stalin, appears in Baku. The article "From the Editors," outlining the programme of the newspaper which appeared in that issue, was written by J. V. Stalin.

November 11 
J. V. Stalin is elected a member of the first Tiflis Committee of the R.S.D.L.P., which followed the Leninist-Iskra trend.

End of November 
The Tiflis Committee sends J. V. Stalin to Batum to form a Social-Democratic organisation there.

December 
No. 2 -3 of Brdzola appears, containing J. V. Stalin's article "The Russian Social-Democratic Party and Its Immediate Tasks."

J . V. Stalin establishes contact with the advanced workers in Batum and organises Social-Democratic circles at the Rothschild, Mantashev, Sideridis, and other plants.

December 31
J. V. Stalin organises in the guise of a New Year's party a secret conference of representatives of Social-Democratic study circles. The conference elects a leading group, headed by J. V. Stalin, which acted virtually as the Batum Committee of the R.S.D.L.P. of the Leninist-Iskra trend.

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January 
J. V. Stalin organises in Batum an underground printing plant, writes leaflets and organises the printing and distribution of manifestoes.

January 31 - February 17 
J . V. Stalin organises a strike a tthe Mantashev plant which ends in the victory of the workers.

February 27 - beginning of March 
J. V. Stalin directs the activities of the strike committee during a strike at the Rothschild plant.

March 8 
J. V. Stalin leads a demonstration of strikers who demand the release of 32 of their arrested fellow-strikers.

March 9 
J . V. Stalin organises and leads a political demonstration of over 6,000 workers employed in the various plants in Batum who demand the release of 300 worker-demonstrators arrested by the police on March 8.

Outside the prison where the arrested workers were confined, the demonstration was shot at by troops and 15 workers were killed and 54 were injured. About 500 demonstrators were arrested. That same night J. V. Stalin wrote a manifesto on the shooting down of the demonstrators.

March 12
J . V. Stalin leads a workers' demonstration which he had organised in connection with the funeral of the victims of the shooting on March 9

April 5 
J . V. Stalin i s arrested a t a meeting of the leading Party group in Batum.

April 6
J. V. Stalin is detained in the Batum jail.

April 1902 - April 19, 1903 
While in the Batum jail, J. V. Stalin establishes and maintains contact with the Batum Social-Democratic organisation, directs its activities, writes leaflets, and conducts political work among the prisoners.

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March 
The Caucasian Union of the R.S.D.L.P. is formed at the First Congress of Caucasian Social- Democratic Labour Organisations. J. V. Stalin, then confined in the Batum jail, is in his absence elected a member of the Caucasian Union Committee that was set up at the congress.

April 19
J . V. Stalin i s transferred from the Batum jail to the Kutais jail, where he establishes contact with the other political prisoners and conducts among them propaganda on behalf of the Leninist-Iskra ideas.

Autumn 
J . V. Stalin i s retransferred to the Batum jail, whence he i s deported under escort to Eastern Siberia.

November 27 
J. V. Stalin arrives at the village of Novaya Uda, Balagansk Uyezd, Irkutsk Gubernia, his place of exile.

December 
While in Siberia, J. V. Stalin receives a letter from V. I. Lenin.

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January 5 
J. V. Stalin escapes from his place of exile.

February 
J . V. Stalin arrives in Tiflis and directs the work of the Caucasian Union Committee of the R.S.D.L.P.

J. V. Stalin drafts the programmatic document entitled Credo dealing with the disagreements within the Party and with the organisational tasks of the Party.

June
J . V. Stalin arrives in Baku where, on the instructions of the Caucasian Union Committee, he dissolves the Menshevik committee and forms a new, Bolshevik committee.

Summer 
J. V. Stalin makes a tour of the most important districts of Transcaucasia and debates with Mensheviks, Federalists, Anarchists and others.

In Kutais, J . V. Stalin forms a Bolshevik Imeretia-Mingrelia Committee.

September 1 
Proletariat is Brdzola, No. 7, publishes J. V. Stalin's article "The Social-Democratic View of the National Question."

September - October 
In connection with the disagreements within the Party, J. V. Stalin, while in Kutais, writes letters to the Georgian Bolsheviks abroad, expounding Lenin's views on the combination of socialism with the working-class movement.

November 
J. V. Stalin arrives in Baku and leads the campaign for the convocation of the Third Congress of the Party.

December 13-31 
J. V. Stalin leads the general strike of the Baku workers.

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January 1 
Proletariatis Brdzola, No. 8, publishes J . V. Stalin's article "The Proletarian Class and the Proletarian Party." January 8 The manifesto is issued entitled "Workers of the Caucasus, It Is Time to Take Revenge!" written by J. V. Stalin in connection with the defeat tsarism had sustained in the Far East. Beginning of On the initiative of J. V. Stalin, the Caucasian

February 
Union Committee dissolves the Menshevik Tiflis Committee, which had announced its withdrawal from the Caucasian Union of the R.S.D.L.P., and forms a new, Bolshevik Tiflis Committee.

February 13
In connection with the Tatar-Armenian massacre in Baku which had been provoked by the police, J. V. Stalin writes the leaflet entitled "Long Live International Fraternity!"

February 15 
In connection with the successful demonstration of many thousands of people held in Tiflis to protest against an attempt by the police to provoke massacres among the different nationa lities in that city too, J . V. Stalin writes the leaflet entitled "To Citizens. Long Live the Red Flag!"

April 
J. V. Stalin speaks at a big meeting in Batum in a debate with the Menshevik leaders N. Ramishvili, R. Arsenidze, and others.

May 
J. V. Stalin's pamphlet Briefly About the Disagreements in the Party is published.

June 12 
J. V. Stalin delivers a speech at the funeral of A. G. Tsulukidze in which he outlines a programme of struggle to be waged by the workers and peasants against the autocracy, and subjects the tactics of the Mensheviks to devastating criticism.

July 15
Proletariatis Brdzola, No. 10, publishes J. V. Stalin's article "Armed Insurrection and Our Tactics."

July 18
In a letter to the Caucasian Union Committee, N. K. Krupskaya asks for copies of J. V. Stalin's pamphlet Briefly About the Disagreements in the Party and also for the regular delivery of Borba Proletariata.

July
J. V. Stalin speaks before an audience of 2,000 in Chiaturi in debate with the Anarchists, Federalists and Socialist-Revolutionaries.

August 15
Proletariat is Brdzola, No. 11 , publishes J. V. Stalin's articles "The Provisional Revolutionary Government and Social-Democracy" and "A Reply to Social-Democrat."

October 15 
Proletariat is Brdzola, No. 12, publishes J. V. Stalin's articles "Reaction Is Growing" and "The Bourgeoisie Is Laying a Trap."

October 18 
J. V. Stalin addresses a workers' meeting in the Nadzaladevi district of Tiflis on the tsar's Manifesto of October 17.

October
In connection with the October all-Russian political strike, J. V. Stalin writes the leaflets "Citizens!" and "To All the Workers!"

November 20
No. 1 of Kavkazsky Rabochy Listok appears with a leading article by J. V. Stalin entitled "Tiflis, November 20, 1905."

End of November
J . V. Stalin directs the proceedings of the Fourth Bolshevik Conference of the Caucasian Union of the R.S.D.L.P.

December 12-17
J. V. Stalin takes part in the proceedings of the First All-Russian Conference of Bolsheviks in Tammerfors as a delegate of the Caucasian Union of the R.S.D.L.P. At this conference he became personally acquainted with V. I. Lenin.

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Beginning of January 
J . V. Stalin's pamphlet Two Clashes is published.

March 8 
J . V. Stalin's article "The State Duma and the Tactics of Social-Democracy" appears in Gantiadi, No. 3.

March 17-29 
J. V. Stalin's articles "The Agrarian Question" and "Concerning the Agrarian Question," appear in Nos. 5, 9, 10 and 14 of the newspaper Elva.

End of March 
J . V. Stalin i s elected a delegate from the Tiflis organisation to the Fourth ("Unity") Congress of the R.S.D.L.P.

April 10-25 
J. V. Stalin takes part in the proceedings of the Fourth ("Unity") Congress of the R.S.D.L.P. in Stockholm a t which, in opposition to the Mensheviks, he substantiates and defends the Bolshevik tactics in the revolution.

June 20 
No. 1 of Akhali Tskhovreba, directed by J. V. Stalin, appears.

June 21-July 9 
J . V. Stalin's series of articles Anarchism or Socialism? appear in Nos. 2, 4, 7 and 16 of the Bolshevik newspaper Akhali Tskhovreba.

June-November
J. V. Stalin directs the work of organising the first trade unions in Tiflis (printers, shop assistants, and others).

July 13 
J. V. Stalin's article "Marx and Engels on Insurrection" appears in Akhali Tskhovreba, No. 19.

July 14 
J. V. Stalin's article "International Counterrevolution" appears in Akhali Tskhovreba, No. 20.

July-August 
J. V. Stalin's pamphlet The Present Situation and the Unity Congress of the Workers' Party is published.

September 
J. V. Stalin takes part in the proceedings of the Regional Congress of Caucasian Organisations of the R.S.D.L.P.

November 14
No. 1 o f Akhali Droyeba, directed by J . V. Stalin , appears, containing his article "The Class Struggle."

December 4 
Akhali Droyeba, No. 4, publishes J. V. Stalin's article "‘Factory Legislation' and the Proletarian Struggle."

December 11 
Akhali Droyeba, No. 5, resumes publication of J. V. Stalin's series of articles Anarchism or Socialism?

December 18, 1906 - April 10, 1907 
Publication of J. V. Stalin's series of articles Anarchism or Socialism? is continued in the Bolshevik newspapers Akhali Droyeba, Chveni Tskhovreba and Dro.

 

 

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January 1 
No. 1 of the newspaper Mnatobi (The Torch), directed by J. V. Stalin, appears.
No. 8 of the newspaper Akhali Droyeba (New Times) publishes the continuation of J. V. Stalin's work Anarchism or Socialism?

February 10 
J. V. Stalin writes the preface to the Georgian edition of K. Kautsky's pamphlet The Driving Forces and Prospects of the Russian Reaolution.

February 18 
No. 1 of the newspaper Chveni Tskhovreba (Our Life), directed by J. V. Stalin, appears, containing his article "The Election Campaign in St. Petersburg and the Mensheviks."

February 21-28 
Nos. 3, 5, 8 and 9 of Chveni Tskhovreba publish the continuation of J. V. Stalin's work Anarchism or Socialism?

March 11 
No. 1 of the newspaper Dro (Time), directed by J. V. Stalin, appears.

March 13 
No. 2 of Dro publishes J. V. Stalin's article "The Autocracy of the Cadets or the Sovereignty of the People?"

March 17
No. 6 of Dro publishes J. V. Stalin's leading article "The Proletariat Is Fighting, the Bourgeoisie Is Concluding an Alliance With the Government."

March 22
No. 10 of Dro publishes J. V. Stalin's article "Comrade G. Telia. In Memoriam."

March 28 and 30
Dro publishes the decisions of the worker Bolsheviks in Tiflis to elect J. V. Stalin as a delegate to the Fifth Congress of the R.S.D.L.P.

April 4-6 and 10
Nos. 21-23 and 26 of Dro publish the continuation of J. V. Stalin's work Anarchism or Socialism?

April 8
No. 25 of Dro publishes J. V. Stalin's leading article "The Advanced Proletariat and the Fifth Party Congress."

April 10
No. 26 of Dro publishes J. V. Stalin's article "Muddle. . ."

April 13
No. 29 of Dro publishes J. V. Stalin's article "Our Caucasian Clowns."

April 30-May 19
J . V. Stalin takes part in the proceedings of the Fifth ("London") Congress of the R.S.D.L.P. as the delegate of the Tiflis organisation.

First half of June
On returning from the Fifth ("London") Congress of the R.S.D.L.P. , J . V. Stalin visits Baku and Tiflis and delivers reports on the congress at meetings of the Social-Democratic organisations of Baku, Tiflis and a number of districts in Western Georgia. J. V. Stalin leads the struggle of the Bolsheviks against the Mensheviks, Socialist-Revolutionaries and others.

June 20
No. 1 of the underground Bolshevik newspaper Bakinsky Proletary (The Baku Proletarian) edited by J . V. Stalin, appears, containing the leading article written by him : "The Dispersion of the Duma and the Tasks of the Proletariat," and also his article "The London Congress of the Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party (Notes of a Delegate)."

Summer-Autumn
J. V. Stalin speaks at discussion meetings organised in the districts of Baku in which he exposes the policy of the Mensheviks and the Socialist-Revolutionaries.

J . V. Stalin directs the campaign to boycott the conference with the oil owners.

July 10
No. 2 of Bakinsky Proletary publishes the continuation of J . V. Stalin's article "The London Congress of the Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party (Notes of a Delegate)."

End of July
The Baku Bolsheviks, headed by J. V. Stalin, hold a Party conference of the oil districts, which declares in favour of organising a general strike.

August 12
Appearance of No. 1 of the newspaper Gudok — the legal Bolshevik organ of the Baku oil industry workers' union, formed on the initiative of J. V. Stalin.

August 24
At a delegate meeting of five district Social-Democratic organisations and of the Moslem Social-Democratic group "Gummet," J. V. Stalin is elected a member of the organising committee set up to convene a city Party conference.

September-October
J. V. Stalin directs the campaign during the Third State Duma elections. 
The "Mandate" to the Social-Democratic deputies in the Third State Duma, written by J . V. Stalin, is adopted a t a meeting of delegates of the workers' curia in Baku held on September 22.

September 29
J. V. Stalin delivers a speech at the grave of Khanlar Safaraliyev, a working man Bolshevik who was killed by the hired agents of the capitalists.
No. 4 of Gudok publishes J. V. Stalin's article "Boycott the Conference!"

October 25
At a Baku city conference of Bolsheviks, J. V. Stalin is elected a member of the Baku Committee of the R.S.D.L.P.

First half of November
A meeting of the Baku Committee of the R.S.D.L.P. , which J . V. Stalin attended, is held in the premises of the Sabunchi Hospital.

November 22
The Baku Committee of the R.S.D.L.P. , directed by J. V. Stalin, conducts a one-day strike to protest against the prosecution of the Social-Democratic group in the Second State Duma.

End of November
J. V. Stalin arrives in Tiflis on Party business.

November 1907-March 1908
J. V. Stalin directs the campaign for the participation of the Baku workers in a conference with the oil owners on the condition that the rights of the workers are guaranteed.

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January 13
No. 14 of Gudok publishes J. V. Stalin's leading article "Before the Elections."

January-February
The Baku Bolsheviks, directed by J. V. Stalin, organise a series of big strikes.

February 3
No. 17 of Gudok publishes J. V. Stalin's leading article "More About a Conference With Guarantees."

February
The Baku Committee of the R.S.D.L.P., directed by J. V. Stalin, organises a "Self-Defence Staff" in connection with the growing frequency of assaults by Black Hundreds.

March 2
No. 21 of Gudok publishes J. V. Stalin's article "What Do Our Recent Strikes Tell Us?"

March 9
No. 22 of Gudok publishes J. V. Stalin's leading article "The Change in the Oil Owners' Tactics."

March 16
No. 23 of Gudok publishes J. V. Stalin's leading article "We Must Prepare!"

March 25
J. V. Stalin, under the alias Gaioz Nizha-radze, is arrested and confined in the Bailov prison in Baku.

March 25-November 9
While in prison J. V. Stalin establishes and maintains contact with the Baku Bolshevik organisation, directs the Baku Committee of the R.S.D.L.P. and writes articles for the Bakinsky Proletary and Gudok. He also conducts propaganda among the political prisoners, holds debates with the Socialist-Revolutionaries and Mensheviks and organises the study of Marxist literature by the political prisoners.

March 30
No. 25 of Gudok publishes J. V. Stalin's leading article "Economic Terrorism and the Labour Movement."

April 21 - May 18
Nos. 28, 30 and 32 of Gudok publish J. V. Stalin's article "The Oil Owners on Economic Terrorism."

July 20 
No. 5 of Bakinsky Proletary publishes J. V. Stalin's articles "Flunkey 'Socialists'' and "Hypocritical Zubatovites."

The same issue of the newspaper publishes as a supplement J. V. Stalin's article "The Conference and the Workers."

November 9 
J. V. Stalin is deported to the Vologda Gubernia for two years to remain under open police surveillance.

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January
J. V. Stalin arrives in Vologda under escort and is confined in the Vologda prison.

January 27
J. V. Stalin's place of exile is decided : Solvychegodsk, Vologda Gubernia.

February 8
On the way to his place of exile under escort J. V. Stalin falls sick with relapsing fever and is taken from the Vyatka prison to the Vyatka Gubernia Zemstvo Hospital.

February 20 
J. V. Stalin is transferred from the hospital to the Vyatka prison.

February 27 
J. V. Stalin arrives in Solvychegodsk.

June 24
J. V. Stalin escapes from Solvychegodsk.

Beginning of July 
While on his way J. V. Stalin stays several days in St. Petersburg.

First half of July 
J. V. Stalin secretly arrives in Baku and directs the work of restoring and consolidating the Bolshevik organisations in Baku and Transcaucasia.

August
After a year's suspension, Bakinsky Proletary resumes publication with No. 6, which contains J. V. Stalin's leading article "The Party Crisis and Our Tasks."

August 2
The Baku Committee of the R.S.D.L.P., directed by J. V. Stalin, adopts a resolution on the state of affairs on the editorial board of Proletary supporting "the stand taken by the majority of the editorial board represented by Comrade Lenin."

August 27
No. 7 of Bakinsky Proletary publishes the conclusion of J. V. Stalin's article "The Party Crisis and Our Tasks," and also the article "The Forthcoming General Strike."

First half of September
J. V. Stalin leaves Baku for Tiflis, where he organises and directs the struggle of the Tiflis Bolshevik organisation against the Menshevik Liquidators.

End of September 
J. V. Stalin takes measures to re-establish the underground printing plant of the Baku Committee.

October 19- beginning of November
J. V. Stalin arrives in Tiflis and makes preparations for the convocation of the Tiflis City Party Conference and for the publication of the Bolshevik newspaper Tiflissky Proletary.

Not later than November 12
J. V. Stalin returns to Baku from Tiflis.

December 13 
The Baku Committee of the R.S.D.L.P. issues a leaflet written by J. . Stalin, "The December Strike and the December greement" (on the occasion of the fifth nniversary of the aku strike of 1904).

November-December
J. V. Stalin writes "Letters From the Caucasus" for the Central Organ of the Party.

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Beginning with 1910, J. V. Stalin is a representative of the Central Committee of the Party ("agent of the C.C.").

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January 5
No. 1. of the newspaper Tiflissky Proletary, founded with the direct participation of J. V. Stalin, appears.

January 22 
The Baku Committee of the R.S.D.L.P. adopts a resolution drafted by J. V. Stalin urging the necessity of convening a general Party conference, of transferring the practical centre for directing the activities of the Party to Russia and of publishing an all-Russian leading newspaper.

March 23
J. V. Stalin is arrested under the alias Zakhar Grigoryan Melikyants.
J V. Stalin's leaflet "August Bebel, Leader of the German Workers," appears.

March 26
J. V. Stalin is confined in the Bailov Prison in Baku.

September 7
While in prison J. V. Stalin receives the order of the Viceroy of the Caucasus dated August 27 prohibiting him from residing in the Caucasus for five years.

September 23
J. V. Stalin is taken under escort to Solvychegodsk.

October 29
J. V. Stalin arrives in Solvychegodsk.

November 1910-June 1911
J. V. Stalin establishes contact with V. I. Lenin. He organises meetings of exiles at which papers are read and current political questions are discussed.

December 31 
J. V. Stalin writes a letter to the Central Committee of the Party ("A Letter to the Central Committee of the Party From Exile in Solvychegodsk").

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March-June
The police make repeated searches in J. V. Stalin's lodgings (at the house of M. P. Kuzakova) in Solvychegodsk.

June 1 
At a conference of members of the Central Committee of the R.S.D.L.P., held in Paris, J. V. Stalin is appointed in his absence an alternate member of the Organising Committee for convening the Party conference.

June 23-26
J. V. Stalin in Solvychegodsk is kept under close arrest for three days for organising a meeting of exiled Social-Democrats.

June 27
J. V. Stalin is released from open police surveillance in view of the expiration of his period of exile. Being prohibited from residing in the Caucasus, in the capitals and industrial centres, he chooses Vologda as his place of residence as it is on the way to St. Petersburg.

July 6
J. V. Stalin, furnished with a transit permit, leaves Solvychegodsk for Vologda.

July 16
J. V. Stalin arrives in Vologda.

July-September
In Vologda J. V. Stalin is kept under secret police surveillance.

July
J. V. Stalin writes a letter to the editorial board of Rabochaya Gazeta (Workers' Newspaper), directed by Lenin, informing it of his intention to work in St. Petersburg or in Moscow.

September 6 
J. V. Stalin secretly leaves Vologda for St. Petersburg.

September 7 
J. V. Stalin arrives in St. Petersburg and registers with the passport of P. A. Chizhikov.

September 7-9
J. V. Stalin meets the Bolsheviks S. Todria and S. Alliluyev and establishes contact with the St. Petersburg Party organisation.

September 9
J. V. Stalin is arrested and confined in the St. Petersburg House of Preliminary Detention.

December 14
J. V. Stalin is deported to Vologda for three years, to remain under open police surveillance.

December 25
J. V. Stalin arrives in Vologda.

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Between January 5(18) and 17(30) 
At the Sixth ("Prague") General Party Conference, J. V. Stalin is in his absence elected a member of the Central Committee of the Bolshevik Party.
The conference sets up a practical centre known as the Russian Bureau of the Central Committee to direct revolutionary activities in Russia and places J. V. Stalin in charge of this centre.

Middle of February
On the instructions of V. I. Lenin, G. K. Ordjonikidze, a member of the Russian Bureau of the Central Committee, goes to see J. V. Stalin in Vologda to inform him of the decisions of the Prague Conference.

February 29
J. V. Stalin escapes from exile in Vologda.

Beginning of March
J. V. Stalin writes the leaflet "For the Party!" which is published in the name of the Central Committee of the R.S.D.L.P. and is widely distributed in Russia.

First half of March 
J. V. Stalin visits Baku and Tiflis to organise the work of the Transcaucasian Bolshevik organisations in carrying out the decisions of the Prague Conference. He writes Circular Letter No. 1 of the Central Committee of the R.S.D.L.P. to the Party organisations announcing the definite formation of the Central Committee.

March 29 
J. V. Stalin conducts a conference of the Party workers of the Bolshevik district organisations in Baku. The conference endorses the decisions of the Prague Conference.

March 30
J. V. Stalin writes a report on the conference in Baku for the Sotsial-Demokrat.

April 1 
J. V. Stalin leaves Baku for St. Petersburg.

Beginning of April 
On the way to St. Petersburg J. V. Stalin stops in Moscow and meets G. K. Ordjonikidze.
J. V. Stalin writes the leaflet "Long Live the First of May!"
J. V. Stalin sends to Tiflis a copy of the resolution adopted by a group of Moscow Party workers welcoming the decisions of the Prague Conference and the newly-formed Central Committee.
On behalf of the Central Committee of the R.S.D.L.P., J. V. Stalin writes to Clara Zetkin requesting her to transfer the Party funds held by her to the Central Committee for the purpose of conducting the Fourth State Duma election campaign.

April 10
J. V. Stalin secretly arrives in St. Petersburg.

April 10-22 
J. V. Stalin edits the Bolshevik workers newspaper Zvezda in which the following articles of his are published: "A New Period" (leading article), "Life Triumphs!", "They Are Working Well. . . .", "The Ice Has Broken! . . ." (leading article), "How They Are Preparing for the Elections", "Deductious" (leading article), and others.

Middle of April
J. V. Stalin makes arrangements with the members of the Social-Democratic group in the Third State Duma N. G. Poletyaev and I. P. Pokrovsky, as well as with the Bolshevik journalists M. S. Olminsky and N. N. Ba-turin, for the publication of the newspaper Pravda and for the drafting of its programme, and together with them makes up the first number of that newspaper.

April 22
No. 1 of the workers' daily newspaper Pravda appears containing J. V. Stalin's article "Our Aims."

J. V. Stalin is arrested and confined in the preliminary detention prison in St. Petersburg.

July 2 
J. V. Stalin is deported under escort from St. Petersburg to the Narym territory, to be kept under open police surveillance for three years.

July 18 
J. V. Stalin, accompanied by a prison warder, leaves Tomsk on the steamer Kolpashevets for his place of exile in Narym.

September 1 
J. V. Stalin escapes from exile in Narym.

September 12 
J. V. Stalin arrives in St. Petersburg.

September-October 
J. V. Stalin directs the Fourth State Duma election campaign and organises the struggle against the Menshevik Liquidators.
J. V. Stalin edits Pravda.

October 4
A meeting of the Executive Commission of the St. Petersburg Committee is held under J. V. Stalin's direction at which a decision is adopted to call a one-day strike in protest against the annulment of the election of voters' delegates at the biggest plants in St. Petersburg (Putilov's and others).

Beginning of October
J. V. Stalin conducts a secret Party conference at which the tactics to be adopted in the struggle against the Liquidators is discussed and the workers' candidate for the Fourth State Duma is nominated.

J. V. Stalin writes "Mandate of the St. Petersburg Workers to Their Labour Deputy."

Middle of October
J. V. Stalin sends "Mandate of the St. Petersburg Workers" to V. I. Lenin on the editorial board of Sotsial-Demokrat, in which paper it was published in the issue No. 28-29 of November 5 (18), 1912.

October 17
The "Mandate" written by J. V. Stalin is adopted at the assembly of voters' delegates of the workers' curia in the St. Petersburg Gubernia.

October 19 
No. 147 of Pravda publishes the leading article by J. V. Stalin "The Will of the Voters' Delegates."

October 21 (November 3) 
On the instructions of V. I. Lenin, N. K. Krupskaya writes to Pravda and the members of the Social-Democratic group in the Duma stating that it is extremely important for J. V. Stalin to visit Cracow.

October 24
No. 151 of Pravda publishes J. V. Stalin's article "The Results of the Elections in the Workers' Curia of St. Petersburg."

October 25
No. 152 of Pravda publishes J. V. Stalin's article "Today Is Election Day."

End of October
J. V. Stalin visits Moscow for a short period and establishes contact with the newly-elected working men Bolshevik deputies of the Fourth State Duma.

October 29
J. V. Stalin returns to St. Petersburg from Moscow.

Before November 10
J. V. Stalin secretly arrives in Cracow to visit V. I. Lenin.

November 11(24)
V. I. Lenin sends the "Mandate" he had received from J. V. Stalin to Pravda with instructions to publish it "in a prominent place in large type."

First half of November
J. V. Stalin takes part in a meeting of the members of the Central Committee of the R.S.D.L.P. in Cracow.

End of November-beginning of December
Returning to St. Petersburg from Cracow, J. V. Stalin directs the activities of the Social-Democratic group in the Fourth State Duma.

November 23 (December 6)
V. I. Lenin writes to J. V. Stalin on preparations for the anniversary of January 9 and on the need for leaflets to be published in connection with it.

First half of December
On the instructions of V. I. Lenin, N. K. Krupskaya writes to J. V. Stalin urging him to come to Cracow for a meeting of the members of the Central Committee of the R.S.D.L.P. and the six Bolshevik deputies in the Fourth Duma.

End of December
J. V. Stalin secretly leaves for Cracow.

December 28, 1912 (January 10, 1913)-January 1(14), 1913
J. V. Stalin takes part in the "February" conference of the Central Committee of the R.S.D.L.P. with Party workers and the Bolshevik members of the Social-Democratic group in the Duma, held under the direction of V. I. Lenin. At this conference V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin propose measures for improving the work of the editorial board of Pravda.

End of December 1912-beginning of January 1913
The leaflet written by J. V. Stalin "To All the Working Men and Working Women of Russia!" is issued.

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January 12 
No. 30 of Sotsial-Demokrat publishes J. V. Stalin's articles "The Elections in St. Petersburg (A Letter From St. Petersburg)" and "On the Road to Nationalism (A Letter From the Caucasus)."

Latter half of January
J. V. Stalin arrives in Vienna from Cracow. In Vienna he arranges for the printing in Paris of the "Announcement" written by V. I. Lenin concerning the "February" conference and of the resolutions adopted by that conference.

January
J. V. Stalin writes the work The National Question and Social-Democracy which is published in Nos. 3-5 of the magazine Prosveshcheniye in March-May 1913.

January-February
J. V. Stalin writes the leaflet "The Anniversary of the Lena Massacre."

Middle of February
J. V. Stalin returns to St. Petersburg from abroad. Together with Y. M. Sverdlov he proceeds to reorganise the editorial board of Pravda in conformity with V. I. Lenin's instructions.

February 23
J. V. Stalin is arrested in the hall of the Kalashnikov Exchange at a concert arranged by the St. Petersburg Bolshevik organisation and is taken to prison.

February 26
No. 47 of Pravda publishes the article by J. V. Stalin "The Situation in the Social-Democratic Group in the Duma."

July 2 
J. V. Stalin is deported under escort to the Turukhansk region to remain under open police surveillance for four years.

July 11 
J. V. Stalin arrives in Krasnoyarsk.

July 15 
J. V. Stalin leaves Krasnoyarsk for Turu-khansk.

August 10
J. V. Stalin arrives in Turukhansk and from there is sent to his place of exile, the hamlet of Kostino.

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First half of March
J. V. Stalin is transferred to the hamlet of Kureika, north of the Arctic Circle, and is placed under closer police surveillance.

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February 27 
J. V. Stalin writes a letter to V. I. Lenin from the village of Monastyrskoye, where he had gone to visit a fellow-exile S. Spandaryan.
In this letter J. V. Stalin criticises the defencist line of Plekhanov and of international Social-Democracy, which had taken an opportunist stand.

Summer
J. V. Stalin takes part in a meeting held in the village of Monastyrskoye of the exiled members of the Russian Bureau of the Central Committee of the R.S.D.L.P. and of the Bolshevik group in the Fourth State Duma. At this meeting the question of the trial of the Bolshevik deputies is discussed.

November 10 
J. V. Stalin writes to V. I. Lenin and N. K. Krupskaya from his place of exile in Turukhansk.

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February 5
J. V. Stalin writes a letter to the Party Centre abroad concerning his work on articles on the nationalquestion.

February 25
In a letter to the Bolshevik centre abroad, sent through Inessa Armand, J. V. Stalin inquires about his article "Cultural-National Autonomy," which he had sent abroad.

March 12
J. V. Stalin, in conjunction with S. Spandaryan and other exiles, writes a letter to the journal Voprosy Strakhovaniya (Insurance Questions).

December 14
In connection with the drafting of summarily exiled persons into the army J. V. Stalin is sent under escort to Krasnoyarsk.

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Beginning of February
The Drafting Commission in Krasnoyarsk exempts J. V. Stalin from military service.

February 20
J. V. Stalin leaves Krasnoyarsk for Achinsk, where he had received permission to reside until the expiration of his period of exile.

March 8
J. V. Stalin with a group of exiles leaves Achinsk for Petrograd.

 

 

March 12 
J. V. Stalin, released by the February Revolution from exile in Turukhansk, arrives in Petrograd.

March 14 
J. V. Stalin's article "The Soviets of Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies" appears in Pravda, No. 8.

March 15 
At an enlarged meeting of the Bureau of the C.C., R.S.D.L.P.(B.), J. V. Stalin is appointed to the editorial board of Pravda.

March 16 
J. V. Stalin's article "The War" appears in Pravda, No. 10.

March 18 
The Bureau of the C.C., R.S.D.L.P.(B.) delegates J. V. Stalin to the Executive Committee of the Petrograd Soviet of Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies.
J. V. Stalin's article "Conditions for the Victory of the Russian Revolution" appears in Pravda, No. 12.

April 3 
At Byelo-Ostrov Station, Finland Railway, J. V. Stalin, M. I. Ulyanova and a delegation of Petrograd and Sestroretsk working men and women meet V. I. Lenin on his return from exile and accompany him to Petrograd.

April 4 
J. V. Stalin takes part in the conference of leading members of the Bolshevik Party and in the joint meeting of Bolshevik and Menshevik delegates to the All-Russian Conference of Soviets where V. I. Lenin expounds his April Theses.

April 6
J. V. Stalin speaks in the debate on V. I. Lenin's April Theses at a meeting of the Bureau of the Party Central Committee.

April 8
J. V. Stalin signs a declaration of protest against the decision of the Executive Committee of the Petrograd Soviet supporting the so-called Liberty Loan.

April 14 
J. V. Stalin's article "The Land to the Peasants" appears in Pravda, No. 32.

April 14-22 
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the Petrograd City Conference of the R.S.D.L.P.(B.).

April 18
J. V. Stalin delivers a speech on "The Provisional Government" at a May Day meeting on Stock Exchange Square, Vasilyevsky Ostrov, Petrograd.
J. V. Stalin's article "May Day" appears in Pravda, No. 35.

April 20
As a member of the Executive Committee of the Petrograd Soviet, J. V. Stalin attends the conference of members of the Provisional Government and the Provisional Committee of the State Duma with representatives of the Executive Committee of the Petrograd Soviet of Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies convened in the Mariinsky Palace in connection with Milyukov's Note of April 18.

April 24-29
V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin guide the work of the Seventh (April) All-Russian Conference of the Bolshevik Party.

April 24
J. V. Stalin speaks at the conference in support of Lenin's resolution on the current situation and is elected to the commission appointed to draft a resolution on V. I. Lenin's report.

April 29
J. V. Stalin makes a report on the national question at the conference and replies to the discussion. He is elected to the Central Committee of the Party.

May 4
J. V. Stalin's article "Lagging Behind the Revolution" appears in Pravda, No. 48.

May 10
J. V. Stalin speaks at a meeting of the Petrograd Committee of the R.S.D.L.P.(B.) on the organizational structure of the Committee and on the municipal elections.

May 14
J. V. Stalin speaks on the national question at a meeting and concert arranged by the Estonian Workers' and Soldiers' Club in the Stock Exchange on Vasilyevsky Ostrov.

May 21, 24, 26 
J. V. Stalin's article "The Municipal Election Campaign" appears in Pravda, Nos. 63, 64 and 66.

May
A Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Bolshevik Party is instituted, to which J. V. Stalin is elected, and of which he has remained a member ever since.

June 3-24
J. V. Stalin attends the sittings of the First All-Russian Congress of Soviets of Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies.

June 6
At an enlarged meeting of the Central Committee, J. V. Stalin supports a proposal moved by V. I. Lenin to organize a peaceful demonstration of workers and soldiers.
J. V. Stalin makes a survey of the political situation in Petrograd at a private meeting of the Petrograd Committee of the R.S.D.L.P.(B.) devoted to the question of the demonstration.

Night of June 9
V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin attend a meeting of the Bolshevik group of the First All-Russian Congress of Soviets, and then a meeting of the C.C., R.S.D.L.P.(B.). On the motion of V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin, the C.C. resolves to call off the demonstration appointed for June 10.
Late that night V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin prepare the copy for Pravda and the directives of the Central Committee in connection with the latter's decision to cancel the demonstration.

June 13
J. V. Stalin's article "Yesterday and Today (Crisis of the Revolution)" appears in Soldatskaya Pravda, No. 42.

June 15
J. V. Stalin's article "Results of the Petrograd Municipal Elections" appears in Bulletin of the Press Bureau of the C.C., R.S.D.L.P., No. 1.

June 16-23
V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin direct the AII-Russian Conference of Front and Rear Army Organizations of the R.S.D.L.P.(B.).

June 17
J. V. Stalin greets the All-Russian Conference of Front and Rear Army Organizations of the R.S.D.L.P.(B.) on behalf of the Central Committee of the Party.
The appeal of the Central Committee and Petrograd Committee of the R.S.D.L.P.(B.), "To All the Toilers, to All the Workers and Soldiers of Petrograd," written by J. V. Stalin, appears in Pravda, No. 84

June 20
The First All-Russian Congress of Soviets elects J. V. Stalin a member of the Central Executive Committee.

June 21
J. V. Stalin makes a report at the All-Russian Conference of Front and Rear Army Organizations of the R.S.D.L.P.(B.) on "The National Movement and National Regiments." The conference approves a resolution on the national question moved by J. V. Stalin.

June 22
At a meeting of the Central Executive Committee of the Soviets of Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies, the Bolshevik group elects J. V. Stalin to the Bureau of the C.E.C.
At a private conference of members of the Central Committee, Petrograd Committee and Army Organization of the R.S.D.L.P.(B.), J. V. Stalin reports on a statement lodged with the Central Executive Committee by the Bolshevik group demanding vigorous measures against the growing counter-revolution.

July 1-3 and 16-20
J. V. Stalin and Y. M. Sverdlov direct the Second (Emergency) Conference of the Petrograd organization of the Bolshevik Party.

July 3
Under J. V. Stalin's guidance, the C.C. of the Bolshevik Party adopts a number of measures to restrain the masses from spontaneous armed demonstration. When it becomes clear that the movement cannot be stopped, the C.C. resolves to take part in the demonstration in order to lend it a peaceful and organized character.

July 4
At a meeting of the Central Executive Committee, J. V. Stalin demands that the spread of calumnies against V. I. Lenin and the Bolsheviks be stopped.

July 6
J. V. Stalin goes to the Fortress of Peter and Paul and succeeds in persuading the revolutionary sailors to refrain from armed action. J. V. Stalin secures the cancellation of the order issued by the Petrograd Military Command to employ armed force against the sailors.

July 7-8
J. V. Stalin and G. K. Ordjonikidze confer with V. I. Lenin on the question of his leaving Petrograd.

July 8-11
J. V. Stalin makes preparations for V. I. Lenin's departure from Petrograd.

July 11
J. V. Stalin and S. Y. Alliluyev accompany V. I. Lenin to Primorsk Station and put him on the train to Razliv.

July 11-October 7
J. V. Stalin maintains close contact with V. I. Lenin in hiding, and, on his instructions, personally directs the activities of the Bolshevik Central Committee.

July 15
J. V. Stalin's article "Close the Ranks!" appears in the Kronstadt Proletarskoye Delo, No. 2.

July 16
J. V. Stalin makes the Central Committee's report on the July events at the morning session of the Second (Emergency) Conference of the Petrograd organization of the R.S.D.L.P.(B.), and a report on the current situation and replies to the discussion at the evening session.

July 20
J. V. Stalin speaks at the conference in the debate on the elections to the Petrograd Soviet of Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies and on other questions.

July 20-23
J. V. Stalin writes the appeal "To All the Toilers, to All the Workers and Soldiers of Petro-grad," which is printed in Rabochy i Soldat, No. 2.

July 23
J. V. Stalin's articles "What Has Happened?" and "Victory of the Counter-revolution" appear in Rabochy i Soldat, No. 1.

July 26-August 3 
J. V. Stalin and Y. M. Sverdlov direct the Sixth Congress of the Bolshevik Party.

July 27
J. V. Stalin makes the Central Committee's report at the congress and replies to the discussion.

July 30
J. V. Stalin delivers a report on the political situation at the congress.

July 31
J. V. Stalin answers questions put by congress delegates and replies to the discussion on the political situation.

July 31-August 3 
J. V. Stalin directs the work of the commission set up by the Sixth Congress to draft the resolution on the political situation.

August 3
J. V. Stalin submits the resolution on the political situation to the congress.
J. V. Stalin is elected a member of the Central Committee of the Bolshevik Party.

August 4
At a plenary meeting of the Party Central Committee J. V. Stalin is appointed editor of Rabochy i Soldat.

August 5
The plenary meeting of the C.C. elects J. V. Stalin a member of the Small Central Committee.

August 6
J. V. Stalin attends a meeting of the Small Central Committee at which a resolution of the C.C., R.S.D.L.P.(B.) on the Moscow Conference is endorsed.

August 8
J. V. Stalin's article "Against the Moscow Conference" appears in Rabochy i Soldat, No. 14.

August 9
J. V. Stalin's article "More on the Subject of Stockholm" appears in Rabochy i Soldat, No. 15.

August 13
At the request of the Central Committee, J. V. Stalin organizes the publication of Proletary as the Party's Central Organ.
J. V. Stalin's article "Counter-revolution and the Peoples of Russia" appears in Proletary, No. 1.

August 16
The Central Committee appoints J. V. Stalin to a commission set up to draft a resolution on the Stockholm Conference.

August 17
J. V. Stalin delivers a lecture to soldiers on "The Social-Democrats and the City Elections" in the premises of the Narva District Committee of the R.S.D.L.P.(B.).

August 18
J. V. Stalin's articles "The Truth About Our Defeat at the Front" and "The Causes of the July Defeat at the Front" appear in Proletary, No. 5.

August 22
J. V. Stalin's article "A Period of Provocation" appears in Proletary, No. 8.

August 26 
J. V. Stalin's article "Either—Or" appears in Rabochy, No. 1.

August 27
A resolution of the Bolshevik group on the political situation, drafted by J. V. Stalin, is read out at a meeting of the Central Executive Committee.

August 28 
J. V. Stalin's article "We Demand!" appears in Rabochy, No. 4.

August 30
J. V. Stalin attends a meeting of the Party Central Committee at which measures against Kornilov's counter-revolutionary action are discussed.

August 31
J. V. Stalin attends a meeting of the Central Committee which discusses a declaration on the question of power. J. V. Stalin is instructed to give a survey of the political situation at a plenary meeting of the Central Committee.
J. V. Stalin's article "Against Compromise With the Bourgeoisie" appears in Rabochy, No. 9.

August-October
J. V. Stalin edits the Central Organ of the R.S.D.L.P.(B.), which appears successively under the names Proletary, Rabochy, and Rabochy Put.

September 6
J. V. Stalin's article "They Will Not Swerve From Their Path" appears in Rabochy Put, No. 3.

September 9
J. V. Stalin's article "The Second Wave" appears in Rabochy Put, No. 6.

September 15
At a meeting of the Central Committee of the Party, J. V. Stalin opposes Kamenev's demand that V. I. Lenin's letters, "The Bolsheviks Must Assume Power" and "Marxism and Insurrection," should be burned, and recommends that they should be circulated for discussion among the bigger Party organizations.

September 17
J. V. Stalin's article "All Power to the Soviets!" appears in RabochyPut, No. 13.

September 21 
At a meeting of the Bolshevik group at the Democratic Conference, J. V. Stalin insists on the observance of V. I. Lenin's directive to boycott the Pre-parliament.

September 23 
The Party Central Committee approves the list of Bolshevik candidates to the Constituent Assembly, which includes V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin.

September 27 
J. V. Stalin's article "A Government of Bourgeois Dictatorship" appears in Rabochy Put, No.21

September 28
J. V. Stalin delivers a speech on the Democratic Conference at a meeting of Bolsheviks of the Vasilyevsky Ostrov District.

September 29
The Party Central Committee decides to pub-D/lish a list of candidates to the Constituent Assembly. J. V. Stalin is nominated for the Petrograd, Yekaterinoslav, Transcaucasian and Stavropol electoral areas.
J. V. Stalin's article "You Will Wait in Vain!" appears in Rabochy Put, No. 23.

October 5
At a meeting of the Central Committee it is resolved on Stalin's motion to call a conference of members of the Central Committee and Petrograd and Moscow Party functionaries to take place at the time of the Congress of Soviets of the Northern Region.

October 8
J. V. Stalin discusses preparations for an armed uprising with V. I. Lenin, who has secretly returned to Petrograd.

October 10
V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin attend a meeting of the Party Central Committee where V. I. Lenin's resolution on armed insurrection is approved and a seven-man Political Bureau of the C.C., headed by V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin, is set up to direct the uprising.
J. V. Stalin's article "The Counter-revolution Is Mobilizing—Prepare To Resist!" appears in Rabochy Put, No. 32.

October 15
J. V. Stalin's articles "A Study in Brazenness" and "Blacklegs of the Revolution" appear in Rabochy Put, No. 37.

October 16
V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin direct an enlarged meeting of the Central Committee of the Bolshevik Party. J. V. Stalin sharply criticizes the speeches of the traitors Kamenev and Zi-noviev on the question of armed insurrection. A Party Centre, headed by J. V. Stalin, is elected-to direct the uprising.

October 20
At a meeting of the Party Central Committee, J. V. Stalin proposes that V. I. Lenin's letters on Kamenev's and Zinoviev's blackleg actions be discussed at a plenary meeting of the Central Committee.
J. V. Stalin takes part in the first meeting of the Revolutionary Military Committee of the Petrograd Soviet.
At a meeting of Petrograd trade union representatives in the Smolny, J. V. Stalin speaks on the preparations for armed insurrection.

October 21
J. V. Stalin attends a meeting of the Party Central Committee which resolves to appoint him and Dzerzhinsky to the Executive Committee of the Petrograd Soviet in order to strengthen the influence of the Bolsheviks in it. It adopts Stalin's proposal that reports and theses should be prepared for the Second All-Russian Congress of Soviets on the land, the war, and the government (speaker, V. I. Lenin), and on the national question (speaker, J. V. Stalin). Stalin and Sverdlov are appointed to direct the Bolshevik group at the congress.

October 24
At 11 a. m., Rabochy Put appears with J. V. Stalin's article "What Do We Need?" calling for the overthrow of the Provisional Government.
J. V. Stalin reports on the political situation at a meeting of the Bolshevik delegates to the Second All-Russian Congress of Soviets.
In the evening V. I. Lenin arrives at the Smol-ny. J. V. Stalin informs him of the political developments.

October 24-25 
V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin direct the October armed uprising.

 

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October 25-26
V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin direct the Second All-Russian Congress of Soviets of Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies.

October 26
The Second Congress of Soviets elects J. V. Stalin a member of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee (A.R.C.E.C.) and appoints him People's Commissar for the Affairs of Nationalities.

Night of October 27
V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin visit the headquarters of the Petrograd Military Area and together with military experts work out a plan of operations for routing the Kerensky-Krasnov forces.

October 28
V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin sign the order of the Council of People's Commissars banning the publication of bourgeois newspapers.

October 31
At a meeting of the Revolutionary Military Committee, J. V. Stalin reports on the situation at the front.

November 2
V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin sign the "Declaration of Rights of the Peoples of Russia," drafted by J. V. Stalin.

November 3
J. V. Stalin speaks in the discussion at a conference of representatives of political parties, the Putilov workers and the Central Executive Committee of the All-Russian Railwaymen's Union (Vikzhel).

November 6 
J. V. Stalin speaks at a meeting of the A.R.C.E.C. on the formation of an "All-Socialist Government."

November 9 
V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin sign an order dismissing General Dukhonin from the post of Supreme Commander.

November 11 
J. V. Stalin addresses a Congress of the Finnish Social-Democratic Labour Party in Helsingfors.

November 16 
At a meeting of the Council of People's Commissars, J. V. Stalin proposes the restitution of Ukrainian historic treasures to the Ukrainian people. He is appointed a member of a commission to draft a decree instituting revolutionary courts.

November 19 
J. V. Stalin makes reports in the Council of People's Commissars: 1) On trade with Finland, and 2) On the Ukraine and the Rada.

November 20 
J. V. Stalin submits to the Council of People's Commissars the draft of an appeal by the Soviet Government "To All the Toiling Moslems of Russia and the East." He makes a report to the Council of People's Commissars on the counter-revolutionary activities of the Constituent Assembly Electoral Commission.

November 22 
J. V. Stalin speaks on the banning of counterrevolutionary newspapers at a meeting of the Revolutionary Military Committee.

November 27 
At a meeting of the Council of People's Commissars, J. V. Stalin speaks on the implementation of the financial and economic policy of the socialist state.

Not earlier than November 27 
V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin draw up a summarized programme of peace negotiations.

November 28 
V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin sign a "Decree for the Arrest of Leaders of the Civil War Against the Revolution," drafted by V. I. Lenin.

November 29
The Central Committee of the Party sets up a Bureau of the C.C., to which V. I. Lenin, J. V. Stalin and Y. M. Sverdlov are appointed.

December 1 
J. V. Stalin discusses with the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the All-Russian Moslem Council the restitution of the "Sacred Koran of Osman" to the Moslems.

December 2 
At a meeting of the Council of People's Commissars, J. V. Stalin makes reports on the Ukraine and on organizing a Congress of Soviets of Byelorussia.

December 5 
Pravda publishes a decree, signed by V. I. Lenin, J. V. Stalin and Y. M. Sverdlov, establishing a Supreme Council of National Economy.
J. V. Stalin signs an agreement with representatives of the Byelorussian Regional Committee on joint action for the consolidation of Soviet power in Byelorussia.

December 12 
J. V. Stalin writes the article "Reply to Ukrainian Comrades in the Rear and at the Front."

December 1
At a meeting of the A.R.C.E.C., J. V. Stalin makes a report on relations with the Ukrainian Rada.

December 16 
J. V. Stalin makes reports at a meeting of the Council of People's Commissars on the situation in Orenburg, the Urals, Turkestan and the Caucasus.

December 18 
V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin sign a decree recognizing the independence of Finland.
J. V. Stalin makes a report at a meeting of the Council of People's Commissars on the military situation in the Orenburg area.

December 19 
At a meeting of the Council of People's Commissars, J. V. Stalin makes a report on the Ukrainian Central Rada.

December 21
V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin attend a meeting of the All-Russian Collegium for Formation of a Red Army.

December 22
At a meeting of the A.R.C.E.C., J. V. Stalin makes a report on the question of the independence of Finland.

December 23 
J. V. Stalin is appointed temporary Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars during V. I. Lenin's absence on leave.

December 24 
J. V. Stalin presides at a meeting of the Council of People's Commissars and makes reports on the situation in the Don area, on the Congress of Toiling Cossacks, and on the preparations for an offensive of the revolutionary detachments against Orenburg.

December 27 
A meeting of the Council of People's Commissars under the chairmanship of J. V. Stalin resolves to nationalize the Putilov Works and issues a decree for the confiscation of the Anatra aircraft works in Simferopol and other plants.

December 27 and 28 
J. V. Stalin confers with Left-wing delegates of the Don Cossack Assembly and a representative of the 8th Cossack Division.

December 31 
J. V. Stalin's article, "Turkish Armenia," is published in Pravda, No. 227.
The same issue of Pravda contains the Decree on "Turkish Armenia," drafted by J. V. Stalin and signed by V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin.

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January 8
The Council of People's Commissars appoints J. V. Stalin a member of a commission for working out measures in regard to the food policy of the Soviet Government.

January 10-18 
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the Third All-Russian Congress of Soviets.

January 11
At a meeting of the Central Committee of the Party, J. V. Stalin speaks in support of V. I. Lenin's proposal for the conclusion of peace with the Germans.

January 15
J. V. Stalin makes a report at a meeting of the Bolshevik group at the Third Congress of Soviets on a Federation of Soviet Republics.
At the Third Congress of Soviets, J. V. Stalin makes a report on the national question and replies to the discussion. The congress approves a resolution on federal institutions of the Russian Republic, moved by J. V. Stalin.

January 24
At a meeting of the Central Committee of the Party where the convening of the Seventh Party Congress is discussed, J. V. Stalin speaks in favour of revising the Programme of the R.S.D.L.P.(B.).

January 28
On instructions of the C.C. of the Bolshevik Party, J. V. Stalin conducts a conference of members of the revolutionary wings of a number of socialist parties of Europe and America.
V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin send a telegram to the Soviet peace delegation in Brest-Litovsk on the need for the immediate conclusion of peace with Germany.

February 21(8) 
In connection with the offensive launched by the German army, V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin issue a directive to the Petrograd city and district committees of the Bolshevik Party to organize resistance to the German invaders and to mobilize the bourgeoisie to dig trenches under the control of the workers. A similar directive is sent by J. V. Stalin to the Bolsheviks in Kiev.

February 23 
At a meeting of the Central Committee of the Party, J. V. Stalin supports V. I. Lenin against Trotsky and Bukharin on the subject of the Brest peace.

February 29 
In a communication by direct wire to the People's Secretariat of the Ukrainian Soviet Republic, J. V. Stalin instructs it to send a peace delegation to Brest and outlines the tactics the delegation should pursue in its negotiations with the German imperialists.

Not earlier than March 2
In a conversation by direct wire with the Chairman of the Murmansk Soviet, V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin insist on the adoption of urgent diplomatic measures to prevent the occupation of Murmansk by Britain and France.

March 6-8
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the Seventh Congress of the R.C.P.(B.).

March 8
The Seventh Congress of the R.C.P.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin a member of the Party Central Committee and appoints him to the commission for drafting a new Party programme.

Before March 10 
J. V. Stalin is elected a delegate from the Petrograd Soviet to the Fourth Extraordinary All-Russian Congress of Soviets.

March 10
J. V. Stalin removes to Moscow together with the Government.

March 14
J. V. Stalin's article, "The Ukrainian Knot," appears in Izvestia, No. 47.
In a letter to G. K. Ordjonikidze, Commissar Extraordinary in the Ukraine, V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin demand the formation of a united fighting front of the Crimea and the Donets Basin with all Russia to resist the advance of the German forces of occupation.

March 14-16
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the Fourth Extraordinary All-Russian Congress of Soviets.

March 16
The Fourth Extraordinary All-Russian Congress of Soviets elects J. V. Stalin to the All-Russian Central Executive Committee.

March 19
In a letter to S. Shaumyan and A. Djaparidze, J. V. Stalin urges the necessity of strengthening the military defences of Baku.

March 26 and 27
J. V. Stalin's article, "Transcaucasian Counter-revolutionaries Under a Socialist Mask," appears in Pravda, Nos. 55 and 56.

Night of March 30
J. V. Stalin speaks by direct wire with the Chairman of the Tashkent Soviet on the situation in Turkestan.

April 1
The Bolshevik group of the A.R.C.E.C. elects J. V. Stalin to the commission for drafting the first Constitution of the Russian Soviet Republic.

April 2
At a meeting of the Council of People's Commissars, J. V. Stalin recommends, in connection with the German advance on Kharkov, that peace negotiations be immediately started with the Ukrainian Central Rada.

April 3 and 4 
An interview with J. V. Stalin on the organization of a Russian Federal Republic is published in Pravda, Nos. 62 and 63.

April 5
J. V. Stalin speaks at the first meeting of the commission set up by the A.R.C.E.C. for drafting the Constitution of the R.S.F.S.R.

April 9
Pravda, No. 67, publishes a message of J. V. Stalin to the Kazan, Ufa, Orenburg, Turkestan and other Soviets under the title "One Immediate Task."

April 12
J. V. Stalin makes a report in the Constitution Drafting Commission on the type of federation of the Russian Soviet Republic.

April 19
J. V. Stalin's draft on "General Provisions of the Constitution of the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic" is discussed and approved by the Constitution Drafting Commission.

April 27
The Council of People's Commissars appoints J. V. Stalin plenipotentiary representative of the R.S.F.S.R. for the negotiation of a peace treaty with the Ukrainian Central Rada.

April 29
J. V. Stalin arrives with a delegation in Kursk.

Not earlier than May 2
J. V. Stalin leaves Kursk for Moscow to report to the Council of People's Commissars.

May 5
V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin send a wireless message to Voronezh, Rostov and Bryansk regarding the conclusion of a truce on the Ukrainian Front.

May 10-16
J. V. Stalin conducts a conference on the convening of a constituent congress of Soviets of the Tatar-Bashkir Soviet Republic and delivers speeches at the opening and closing of the conference.

May 23
J. V. Stalin's article, "The Situation in the Caucasus," is printed in Pravda, No. 100.

May 29
The Council of People's Commissars appoints J. V. Stalin General Director of Food Affairs in South Russia and vests him with extraordinary powers.

June 1
J. V. Stalin's article, "The Don and the North Caucasus (Machinations and the Facts)," is printed in Pravda, No. 108.

June 4
J. V. Stalin leaves Moscow for Tsaritsyn

June 6
J. V. Stalin arrives in Tsaritsyn.

June 7
In a telegram to V. I. Lenin, J. V. Stalin informs him of the measures taken to get the transport system going, to establish revolutionary order in Tsaritsyn, and to dispatch grain to the centre.

June 13
J. V. Stalin wires V. I. Lenin informing him of the improvement in the transport system and of the plan for the procurement of grain and its dispatch to Moscow.

June 25
J. V. Stalin arrives in Kamyshin to restore the transport system and to organize the dispatch of food.

June 29
J. V. Stalin informs V. I. Lenin by direct wire from Tsaritsyn that a number of through trains with food have left for the North.

July 7
V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin exchange telegrams on the revolt of the "Left" Socialist-Revolutionaries.
In a letter to V. I. Lenin, J. V. Stalin informs him of the military situation in the Tsaritsyn area and about Turkestan.

July 8
J. V. Stalin writes to S. Shaumyan in Baku on the home and foreign policies of the R.S.F.S.R. and Azerbaijan.

July 10
In a letter to V. I. Lenin, J. V. Stalin protests against the orders of Trotsky which were leading to the collapse of the Tsaritsyn Front and the loss of the North Caucasian region.

July 15
J. V. Stalin wires the People's Commissariat of Military Affairs urging the rendering of immediate aid to Soviet Turkestan.

July 17
After an inspection of the Tsaritsyn Front, J. V. Stalin wires V. I. Lenin reporting his findings.

July 18
J. V. Stalin informs V. I. Lenin by direct wire that between July 12 and 16 five train loads of food have been sent to Moscow.

July 19
A Military Council of the North Caucasian Military Area is set up, headed by J. V. Stalin

July 20
In a telegram to S. Shaumyan, J. V. Stalin on behalf of the A.R.C.E.C. and the Council of People's Commissars, insists that the Baku Soviet pursue an independent foreign policy and vigorously combat agents of foreign capitalism.

July 24
J. V. Stalin discusses with V. I. Lenin by direct wire the food situation in Moscow and Petrograd.

August 4
In a letter to V. I. Lenin, J. V. Stalin informs him of the military and food situation in the South.

August 6
J. V. Stalin signs an order of the North Caucasian Military Council on the re-organization of all agencies engaged in supplying the front.

August 8
J. V. Stalin and K. E. Voroshilov, who are at Kotelnikovo Station, give orders to the con-mander of the southern sector of the Tsaritsyn Front for the transfer of forces in connection with the offensive of the Krasnov bands.

August 13
J. V. Stalin signs an order of the Military Council proclaiming a state of siege in the city and Gubernia of Tsaritsyn.

August 14
J. V. Stalin signs an order of the Military Council mobilizing the bourgeois of Tsaritsyn for the digging of trenches.

August 17
J. V. Stalin wires to Parkhomenko in Moscow informing him that the situation on the Tsa-ritsyn Front has improved.

August 19
J. V. Stalin and K. E. Voroshilov are at Sarepta in connection with the military operations at the front.

August 24
J. V. Stalin and K. E. Voroshilov sign the operations order for the offensive on the Tsaritsyn Front.

August 26
In connection with the need for armoured cars at the front, J. V. Stalin and K. E. Voroshilov sign an order for the re-organization of the Tsaritsyn ordnance works.

August 31
J. V. Stalin and K. E. Voroshilov send a telegram to Y. M. Sverdlov, Chairman of the A.R.C.E.C., in connection with the villainous attempt on the life of V. I. Lenin.

September 6 
J. V. Stalin informs the Council of People's Commissars by wire of the success of the Soviet offensive in the Tsaritsyn area.

September 8 
J. V. Stalin wires V. I. Lenin informing him that a counter-revolutionary revolt of the Gruzoles Regiment organized in Tsaritsyn by the Socialist-Revolutionaries has been suppressed.

September 10 
At a meeting in Tsaritsyn, J. V. Stalin, on behalf of the Council of People's Commissars and the North Caucasian Military Council, congratulates the regiments which distinguished themselves in action at Tsaritsyn and presents them with banners inscribed: "For Military Valour."

September 12 
J. V. Stalin leaves for Moscow to report to V. I. Lenin on the situation on the Southern Front.

September 15
V. I. Lenin, Y. M. Sverdlov and J. V. Stalin confer on questions concerning the Tsaritsyn Front.

September 17
J. V. Stalin is appointed Chairman of the newly-formed Revolutionary Military Council of the Southern Front.

September 19 
J. V. Stalin examines questions of the composition and activities of the Collegium of the People's Commissariat for the Affairs of Nationalities.
V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin wire congratulations to the revolutionary troops of the Tsaritsyn Front.

September 21
Izvestia publishes an interview with J. V. Stalin on the situation on the Tsaritsyn Front.

September 22
J. V. Stalin returns to Tsaritsyn from Moscow.

September 28
J. V. Stalin presides at the first meeting of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Southern Front, where the question is discussed of dividing the military units of the front into four armies.

October 3
J. V. Stalin and K. E. Voroshilov send a telegram to V. I. Lenin demanding that the Central Committee discuss the activities of Trotsky which menace the Southern Front with collapse.

October 6
J. V. Stalin again leaves for Moscow.

October 8
By decision of the Council of People's Commissars J. V. Stalin is appointed a member of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic.

October 11
J. V. Stalin returns to Tsaritsyn from Moscow.
J. V. Stalin informs Y. M. Sverdlov by direct wire of the situation on the Tsaritsyn Front.

October 16
A "Letter to the Poor Peasants of the Don," signed by J. V. Stalin and other members of the Military Council, is printed in the newspaper Soldat Revolutsii, No. 58.

October 18
J. V. Stalin wires V. I. Lenin informing him of the rout of Krasnov's armies at Tsaritsyn.

October 19
J. V. Stalin leaves Tsaritsyn for Moscow.

October 22
J. V. Stalin wires congratulations to the revolutionary regiments which routed the white-guard forces at Tsaritsyn.
At the Second Congress of the Ukrainian Communist Party (Bolsheviks) J. V. Stalin is elected a member of its Central Committee.

October 29
J. V. Stalin addresses a plenary meeting of the Moscow Soviet on the situation on the Southern Front.
J. V. Stalin's article, "The Logic of Facts (In Reference to the ‘Theses' of the Central Committee of the Mensheviks)," is printed in Pravda, No. 234.

November 6
J. V. Stalin's article, "The October Revolution (October 24 and 25, 1917, in Petrograd)," is printed in Pravda, No. 241.

November 6-9 
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the Sixth Extraordinary All-Russian Congress of Soviets.

November 9 
The Sixth Extraordinary All-Russian Congress of Soviets elects J. V. Stalin a member of the A.R.C.E.C.

November 11 
On behalf of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.), J. V. Stalin greets the First Congress of Moslem Communists in Moscow.

November 13 
The All-Russian Central Executive Committee elects J. V. Stalin a member of its Presidium.

November 17 
J. V. Stalin's article, "Partition Wall," is printed in Zhizn Natsionalnostei, No. 2.

November 24
J. V. Stalin's article, "Don't Forget the East," is printed in Zhizn Natsionalnostei, No. 3.

November 30 
J. V. Stalin is appointed a member and Vice-Chairman of the Council of Workers' and Peasants' Defence.

December 1 
J. V. Stalin speaks in the discussion at the first meeting of the Council of Workers' and Peasants' Defence.
V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin are empowered by the Council of Defence to endorse the decisions of its commissions.

December 3
J. V. Stalin presides at a meeting of the Council of Defence commission on improving railway transport.

December 7 
The Council of People's Commissars approves a decree drafted by J. V. Stalin recognizing the independence of the Estland Soviet Republic.

December 11
At a meeting of the Council of Defence, J. V. Stalin makes reports on improving railway transport, on political agitational work in, and the appointment of commissars to, divisions in process of formation, and on the quartering of military units.

December 22 
J. V. Stalin's article, "Things Are Moving," is printed in Zhizn Natsionalnostei, No. 7.

December 25
J. V. Stalin discusses the state structure of Byelorussia with responsible officials of the Byelorussian National Commissariat.
J. V. Stalin gives instructions by direct wire to Myasnikov in Smolensk on the organization of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic and the Byelorussian C.P.(B.).

December 29 
J. V. Stalin reports on the food situation in the war area at a meeting of the Council of Defence.

December 30 
On V. I. Lenin's recommendation, the C.C.R.C.P.(B.) decides to send J. V. Stalin to the Eastern Front.

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January 1
The C.C., R.C.P.(B.) and the Council of Defence set up a Party commission of inquiry, consisting of J. V. Stalin and F. E. Dzerzhinsky, to investigate the reasons for the surrender of Perm and to adopt measures for the restoration of Party and Soviet work in the area of the Third and Second Armies of the Eastern Front.

January 5
J. V. Stalin and F. E. Dzerzhinsky arrive in Vyatka.
In a letter to V. I. Lenin written from Vyatka, J. V. Stalin and F. E. Dzerzhinsky urge the sending of reinforcements to the Third Army.

Night of January 6
J. V. Stalin and F. E. Dzerzhinsky leave for the headquarters of the Third Army in Glazov.

January 7
J. V. Stalin and F. E. Dzerzhinsky instruct the Regional Party Committee in Vyatka to mobilize Communists for the front.

January 13
J. V. Stalin and F. E. Dzerzhinsky send V. I. Lenin a brief preliminary report on the results of their investigation of the causes of the Perm disaster.

January 18
J. V. Stalin and F. E. Dzerzhinsky leave Glazov for Vyatka.

January 19
J. V. Stalin addresses a joint meeting of Ural and Vyatka Party and Soviet organizations, convened by the Commission of the Central Committee of the Party and the Council of Defence, on the question of setting up a Vyatka Revolutionary Military Committee.
J. V. Stalin and F. E. Dzerzhinsky hold a conference of representatives of the People's Commissariat of Railways, the military transportation division of the Third Army and other organizations on the subject of relieving congestion at the Vyatka railway junction.
J. V. Stalin and F. E. Dzerzhinsky send V. I. Lenin a report on the measures adopted to strengthen the front and rear of the Third Army.

January 20
J. V. Stalin informs V. I. Lenin that the situation on the Eastern Front has improved.

January 21
J. V. Stalin and F. E. Dzerzhinsky leave Vyatka for Third Army headquarters in Glazov.

January 25
J. V. Stalin and F. E. Dzerzhinsky return to Vyatka from Glazov.

January 27
J. V. Stalin and F. E. Dzerzhinsky leave Vyatka for Moscow.

January 31
On their return from the Eastern Front J. V. Stalin and F. E. Dzerzhinsky present to V. I. Lenin the report of the Commission of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.) and the Council of Defence.

February 9
J. V. Stalin's article, "The Government's Policy on the National Question," is printed in Izvestia, No. 30.

February 17
At a meeting of the Council of Defence, J. V. Stalin reports on the organization of through trains for transport of grain and coal.

February 22
J. V. Stalin's article, "Two Camps," appears in Izvestia, No. 41.

March 2
J. V. Stalin's article, "Our Tasks in the East," is printed in Pravda, No. 48.

March 2-6
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the First Congress of the Communist International as a member of the delegation of the R.C.P.(B.).

March 8
At a meeting of the Council of People's Commissars J. V. Stalin makes a report on the draft decree on the re-organization of State Control.

March 9
J. V. Stalin's article, "Two Years," is printed in Pravda, No. 53, and in Zhizn Natsionalnostei, No. 8.

March 16
J. V. Stalin's article, "Imperialism's Reserves," is printed in Izvestia, No. 58.

March 18-23 
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the Eighth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.).

March 19
The Eighth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin to the commission for the final editing of the Party Programme.

March 21
J. V. Stalin addresses the Eighth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.) on the military question.

March 22
The Eighth Party Congress elects J. V. Stalin a member of the commission set up to draft the resolution on the military question.

March 23
The Eighth Party Congress elects J. V. Stalin a member of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.).
Izvestia publishes the "Agreement Between the Central Soviet Government and the Government of Bashkiria on an Autonomous Soviet Bashkir Republic," signed by V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin.

March 25
At a plenary meeting of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.), J. V. Stalin is appointed a member of the Political Bureau and of the Organizing Bureau of the Central Committee.

March 30
The All-Russian Central Executive Committee appoints J. V. Stalin People's Commissar of State Control.

April 3
At a meeting of the Council of People's Commissars, J. V. Stalin makes a report on a draft decree on the re-organization of State Control.

April 9
J. V. Stalin makes a report at a plenary meeting of the A.R.C.E.C. on the re-organization of State Control.
V. I. Lenin, J. V. Stalin and M. I. Kalinin sign the decree on State Control approved by the A.R.C.E.C.

April 13 
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of a plenary meeting of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.).

April 21
By decision of the Council of Defence, V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin are appointed members of a commission set up to investigate the accountancy of military property by the Extraordinary Commission for the Supply of the Red Army.

April 23
J. V. Stalin's article, "The Shooting of the Twenty-Six Baku Comrades by Agents of British Imperialism," is printed in Izvestia, No. 85.

April 30
J. V. Stalin signs an announcement "To All Citizens of the Soviet Republic" about the institution of a Central Bureau of Complaints and Applications of the People's Commissariat of State Control. The announcement is published in Izvestia, No. 97, May 8, 1919.

May 4
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of a plenary meeting of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.).

May 5
At a meeting of the Council of Defence, J. V. Stalin reports on the results of an inspection of Soviet institutions.

May 8
V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin send a directive of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.) to the Ukrainian Council of People's Commissars to increase military assistance to the Southern Front in connection with Denikin's threat to the Donbas.

May 17
In connection with Yudenich's offensive and the threat to Petrograd, the Central Committee of the Party and the Council of Defence send J. V. Stalin to the Petrograd Front.

May 19
On his arrival in Petrograd, J. V. Stalin confers with the Commander-in-Chief, the commander of the Western Front and the commander of the Seventh Army on the situation at the front.
J. V. Stalin informs V. I. Lenin by direct wire of the situation at Petrograd and the measures adopted to strengthen the front.

May 20
J. V. Stalin leaves Petrograd for the headquarters of the Western Front in Staraya Russa.

May 21
J. V. Stalin informs V. I. Lenin and the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic by direct wire of the situation in the Gat-china sector of the front.

May 22
J. V. Stalin leaves Staraya Russa for the Gat-china area, which is directly menaced by the Whites.

May 25
J. V. Stalin goes to Kronstadt to acquaint himself with the state of the Baltic Fleet.
J. V. Stalin inspects the fortifications on the Karelian sector of the front.

May 28 
J. V. Stalin returns to Petrograd after his tour of the front.

May 30
J. V. Stalin confers with the Commander-in-Chief, representatives of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic, and the commanders of the Western Front, the Seventh Army and the Baltic Fleet on measures for the defence of the approaches to Petrograd.

Beginning of June 
J. V. Stalin appeals to the troops defending Petrograd to combat deserters and traitors at the front.

June 8-9
J. V. Stalin visits the Narva sector of the Front.

June 10
The C.C., R.C.P.(B.) instructs J. V. Stalin to take measures to centralize the control of the Western Front.

June 13
In connection with the counter-revolutionary revolt in Forts Krasnaya Gorka and Seraya Loshad, J. V. Stalin orders vessels of the Baltic Fleet to take up stations in the outer roads and turn their guns on Fort Krasnaya Gorka, and also gives instructions for the formation of a Coastal Army Group in Oranienbaum for an assault on Krasnaya Gorka from the land.

June 14
J. V. Stalin arrives in Oranienbaum and confers with representatives of the naval and army commands and commanders and commissars of the Coastal Group units on the plan for the assault on Krasnaya Gorka.

June 15
J. V. Stalin leaves Oranienbaum for the battle area to direct the operations against Fort Kras-naya Gorka.

June 16
J. V. Stalin informs V. I. Lenin of the capture of Forts Krasnaya Gorka and Seraya Lo-shad by the Red Army.
J. V. Stalin attends a meeting of sailors of the Baltic Fleet and units of the Red Army in Fort Krasnaya Gorka.

June 22
J. V. Stalin informs V. I. Lenin that the Red Army on the Petrograd Front has passed to the offensive.

June 28
J. V. Stalin sends a message of congratulation to the 1st Rifle Division and crews of the Onega Flotilla and the Baltic Fleet on the capture of Vidlitsa, the military base of the Finnish whiteguards near the borders of Finland.

July 3
J. V. Stalin arrives in Moscow

July 3-4
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of a plenary meeting of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.).

July 5
J. V. Stalin is appointed a member of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Western Front.

July 8
Pravda publishes an interview with J. V. Stalin on the situation on the Petrograd Front.

July 9
J. V. Stalin arrives at the headquarters of the Western Front in Smolensk.

July 13
J. V. Stalin confers in Minsk with members of the Lithuanian-Byelorussian Government on the question of dissolving the Government and the Minsk Council of Defence and the inclusion of their members in the agencies of the front.

July 23
J. V. Stalin signs an instruction of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Western Front to the Petrograd and Western Area Military Commissariats to organize nodal defence points.

August 5
J. V. Stalin signs an order of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Western Front for the establishment of a Petrograd fortified area.
J. V. Stalin signs an instruction of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Western Front to the armies of the front, ordering them to rout the Whites at the approaches to Petrograd and capture Pskov.

August 11
In a letter to V. I. Lenin, J. V. Stalin informs him of the position on the Western Front.

August 13
J. V. Stalin requests information by direct wire from G. K. Ordjonikidze as to the situation in the area of operation of the Sixteenth Army of the Western Front.

August 26 
J. V. Stalin informs V. I. Lenin of the capture of Pskov by the Red Army.

August
J. V. Stalin presides at a Special Conference of responsible political workers of the Western Front on the subject of compiling "Instructions for Commissars of Regiments on Active Service."

September 2
J. V. Stalin informs V. I. Lenin that the Red Army has launched a counter-offensive at Dvinsk.

September 10
J. V. Stalin leaves Smolensk for Moscow.

September 15 
J. V. Stalin returns to Smolensk.

September 25 
J. V. Stalin leaves Smolensk for Moscow. September 26 J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of a plenary meeting of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.). The plenary meeting of the C.C. resolves to send J. V. Stalin to the Southern Front to organize the defeat of Denikin.

September 27 
J. V. Stalin is appointed a member of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Southern Front.
J. V. Stalin attends a meeting of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic, where, on his suggestion, it is decided to form a composite division for action on the Southern Front comprised of regiments of the Western Front, and also to institute a Southern Front Formations Board.

September 28 
J. V. Stalin arrives in Smolensk.

September 30 
J. V. Stalin leaves Smolensk for Moscow.

October 2
J. V. Stalin attends a meeting of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic where, on his suggestion, it is decided to replenish the Latvian Division, designated for service on the Southern Front.

October 3
J. V. Stalin arrives at Southern Front headquarters in the village of Sergievskoye.

October 9
J. V. Stalin signs an instruction of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Southern Front ordering the formation of a shock force for action against Denikin's army at Orel.

October 11
J. V. Stalin leaves Sergievskoye for Serpukhov, to which the headquarters of the Southern Front have been transferred.

October 15
In a letter to V. I. Lenin, J. V. Stalin outlines a strategic plan for an offensive against Denikin from the Voronezh area in the direction of Rostov, through Kharkov and the Donbas.

October 17
J. V. Stalin signs an instruction of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Southern Front to the Fourteenth Army, ordering the capture of Orel. Orel was taken by the Red Army on October 20.

October 20
J. V. Stalin signs an instruction of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Southern Front to the armies of the Front, ordering the pursuit of Denikin's retreating armies, with the delivery of the main blow in the direction of Kursk.

October 25
J. V. Stalin informs V. I. Lenin of the rout near Voronezh of Shkuro's and Mamontov's Cavalry Corps by Budyonny's Cavalry Corps, and of the capture of Voronezh by the Red Army.

October 30
J. V. Stalin leaves Serpukhov for the battle area of the Southern front.

November 3
J. V. Stalin returns to Serpukhov after his visit to the front.

November 4 
J. V. Stalin leaves for Moscow.

November 6
J. V. Stalin attends a meeting of the Political Bureau of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.), where a resolution on replenishments for the Southern Front is adopted on his motion.

November 9 
J. V. Stalin returns to Southern Front headquarters in Serpukhov.
J. V. Stalin signs an instruction of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Southern Front for pressing the offensive along the whole front and for routing the Kursk group of Denikin's forces.

November 11
On J. V. Stalin's proposal, the Revolutionary Military Council of the Southern Front resolves to form a Cavalry Army.

Early half of November
J. V. Stalin directs the compiling of instructions for the inspection of the organization of Soviet power in the liberated areas, and instructions to Revolutionary Committees in the area of the Southern Front.

November 16
J. V. Stalin leaves for Moscow.

November 17
J. V. Stalin attends a meeting of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic where the question of forming a Cavalry Army is discussed.

November 18 
J. V. Stalin returns to Southern Front headquarters in Serpukhov.

November 19 
J. V. Stalin signs an order of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Southern Front re-naming the First Cavalry Corps the Cavalry Army.

November 21
J. V. Stalin attends a preliminary conference in Moscow, presided over by V. I. Lenin, of delegates to the Second All-Russian Congress of Communist Organizations of the Peoples of the East.

November 22 
J. V. Stalin makes a speech at the opening of the Second All-Russian Congress of Communist Organizations of the Peoples of the East.

November 27 
The Presidium of the A.R.C.E.C. confers on J. V. Stalin the Order of the Red Banner for his services in the defence of Petrograd and selfless efforts on the Southern Front.
J. V. Stalin leaves Serpukhov for the battle area of the Southern Front.

November 29
J. V. Stalin arrives in Voronezh.

December 5
J. V. Stalin arrives at Kastornaya station. From there he proceeds to Stary Oskol.

December 6 
J. V. Stalin arrives at the village of Ve-liko-Mikhailovka, near Novy Oskol, in the area of operation of the First Cavalry Army.
At a joint meeting of the Revolutionary Military Councils of the Southern Front and the First Cavalry Army, J. V. Stalin outlines the latter's tasks in carrying out the plan for the defeat of Denikin.

December 6-7 
J. V. Stalin familiarizes himself with the state of the units of the Cavalry Army and the course of military operations.

December 7 
J. V. Stalin and S. M. Budyonny inspect the battlefield near Veliko-Mikhailovka.

December 8 
J. V. Stalin arrives in Novy Oskol.

December 9 
The Seventh All-Russian Congress of Soviets elects J. V. Stalin a member of the A.R.C.E.C.

December 10
J. V. Stalin arrives in Voronezh.

December 12 
After his inspection of the front, J. V. Stalin returns to Southern Front headquarters in Serpukhov.
J. V. Stalin signs an instruction of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Southern Front to the armies of the front for the capture of Kiev and the Donbas.

December 13
J. V. Stalin leaves Serpukhov for Moscow.

December 17 
J. V. Stalin returns to Serpukhov from Moscow.

December 18 
The newspaper Petrogradskaya Pravda publishes a message sent on behalf of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Southern Front by J. V. Stalin to the workers of Petrograd, thanking them for their assistance to the Southern Front.

December 26 
J. V. Stalin writes his article, "The Military Situation in the South," which is published in Pravda, No. 293, December 28.

December 29
J. V. Stalin leaves Serpukhov for Moscow.

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January 3 
J. V. Stalin arrives in Orel.
J. V. Stalin signs an instruction of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Southern Front to the armies of the front for the capture of Rostov.

January 5
J. V. Stalin arrives at Southern Front headquarters in Kursk.

January 10
J. V. Stalin informs V. I. Lenin of the capture of Rostov by Budyonny's Cavalry.
J. V. Stalin signs an order of the day of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Southern Front congratulating the armies of the front on the defeat of Denikin's armies and the capture of the Donbas and Rostov.

January 11
J. V. Stalin leaves Kursk for the area of operations of the Fourteenth Army of the South-Western Front. 

January 13
J. V. Stalin signs an instruction of the Revolutionary Military Council of the South-Western Front to the armies of the front for the pursuit of Denikin's armies retreating to the Black Sea ports.

January 14
J. V. Stalin returns to Kursk after his visit to the front.

January 15
J. V. Stalin leaves Kursk for Moscow.

January 20
At a meeting of the Council of People's Commissars, J. V. Stalin makes a report on the "Statute of the Ukrainian Labour Army Council." The C.P.C. endorses the "Statute" and appoints J. V. Stalin Chairman of the Ukrainian Labour Army Council.

February 2
J. V. Stalin arrives from Moscow at the headquarters of the South-Western Front in Kursk.

February 7
The A.R.C.E.C. appoints J. V. Stalin a member of a commission of the Presidium of the A.R.C.E.C. set up to work out problems concerning the federal structure of the R.S.F.S.R.

February 10
J. V. Stalin arrives in Kharkov with the transfer to that city of the Revolutionary Military Council and headquarters of the SouthWestern Front.

February 12 
J. V. Stalin conducts a preliminary conference of members of the Ukrainian Labour Army Council.

February 13 
J. V. Stalin informs V. I. Lenin by direct wire of the measures adopted for the formation of the Ukrainian Labour Army.

February 16 
J. V. Stalin presides at the first meeting of the Ukrainian Labour Army Council and reports on the constitution of the Council and its tasks.

February 20
J. V. Stalin signs decisions of the Ukrainian Labour Army Council on the militarization of the Donbas coal industry and on the supply of prime necessities to the workers.

March 7
In an order of the day to the Ukrainian Labour Army, J. V. Stalin calls on the men, commanders and commissars of the 42nd Division, which has been incorporated in the Ukrainian Labour Army, to win the battle for coal.

March 9
J. V. Stalin conducts a conference of members of the Ukrainian Labour Army Council, the Ukrainian Council of People's Commissars and other organizations on problems of food supply.

March 15
J. V. Stalin conducts an emergency meeting of the Ukrainian Labour Army Council in connection with V. I. Lenin's proposal on delimiting the boundaries of the Donets Gubernia.

March 17-23
J. V. Stalin directs the Fourth All-Ukrainian Conference of the Ukrainian Communist Party (Bolsheviks) in Kharkov.

March 17
J. V. Stalin delivers a speech at the opening of the Fourth All-Ukrainian Conference of the Ukr.C.P.(B.).

March 19
J. V. Stalin makes a report on economic policy at the Fourth All-Ukrainian Conference of the Ukr.C.P.(B.).

March 20
J. V. Stalin replies to the discussion of his report on economic policy at the Fourth All-Ukrainian Conference of the Ukr.C.P.(B.).

March 23
The Fourth All-Ukrainian Conference of the Ukr.C.P.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin a delegate to the Ninth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.).
J. V. Stalin delivers a speech at the closing of the conference.
J. V. Stalin leaves Kharkov for Moscow.

March 29-April 5
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the Ninth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.).

April 1
At the Ninth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.), J. V. Stalin is elected to a commission set up to draft the resolution on the question of the trade unions and their organization.

April 4
The Ninth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin a member of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.).

April 5
At a plenary meeting of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.), J. V. Stalin is appointed a member of the Political Bureau and the Organizing Bureau of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.).

April 16
J. V. Stalin makes a communication on the state of the Donets coal industry at a meeting of the Council of Labour and Defence.

April 23
J. V. Stalin's article, "Lenin as the Organizer and Leader of the Russian Communist Party," appears in Pravda, No. 86.
J. V. Stalin delivers a speech at a meeting called by the Moscow Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) on the occasion of V. I. Lenin's fiftieth birthday.

April 29-May 2 
V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin participate in drawing up the theses of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.) on the organization of agitational work in connection with the war with Poland.

May 4
The Council of People's Commissars appoints J. V. Stalin Chairman of a commission on the establishment of an Autonomous Tatar Soviet Republic.

May 10
The Council of Labour and Defence appoints J. V. Stalin Chairman of a commission on the supply of clothing to the armies of the Western Front.

May 14
J. V. Stalin makes a report on the supply of clothing to the armies of the Western Front at a meeting of the Council of Labour and Defence.
The Council of Labour and Defence appoints J. V. Stalin Chairman of a commission on the supply of cartridges, rifles and machine guns to the army and on measures for increasing the output of the small arms and ammunition factories.

May 17
J. V. Stalin conducts a meeting of the commission on the supply of cartridges, rifles and machine guns and on measures for increasing the output of the small arms and ammunition factories.

May 20
Izvestia publishes "Instructions Concerning the Procedure of Election of Workers and Peasants to, and Their Participation in, the Workers' and Peasants' Inspection," signed by J. V. Stalin as People's Commissar of the Workers' and Peasants' Inspection.

May 21
At a meeting of the Council of Labour and Defence, J. V. Stalin reports on the results of the work of the commission on the supply of cartridges, rifles and machine guns to the army.

May 25 and 26
J. V. Stalin's article, "The Entente's New Campaign Against Russia," is published in Pravda, Nos. 111 and 112.

May 26
In connection with Poland's attack on the Soviet Republic, the C.C., R.C.P.(B.) sends J. V. Stalin to the South-Western Front.

May 27 
J. V. Stalin arrives at the headquarters of the South Western Front in Kharkov.

May 29
J. V. Stalin wires V. I. Lenin informing him of the measures adopted to strengthen the Crimean sector of the South-Western Front.
J. V. Stalin leaves Kharkov for Kremenchug.

May 31
J. V. Stalin informs V. I. Lenin of the situation on the South-Western Front.
J. V. Stalin signs an instruction of the Revolutionary Military Council of the South-Western Front to the Command of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Armies on measures for the defence of Odessa.

Early June
J. V. Stalin confers with commanders of the First Cavalry Army in Kremenchug and discusses the situation at the front and the plan of operations of the Cavalry Army.

June 3
J. V. Stalin signs an instruction of the Revolutionary Military Council of the South-Western Front to the Commander of the First Cavalry Army to demolish the Kiev group of the Polish armies.

June 12
In a letter to V. I. Lenin, J. V. Stalin comments on V. I. Lenin's draft theses on the national and colonial question for the Second Congress of the Communist International.
J. V. Stalin informs V. I. Lenin of the capture of Kiev by the Red Army.

June 20
J. V. Stalin returns to Kharkov from Kremen-chug.

June 24
J. V. Stalin leaves for Sinelnikovo, in the Crimean sector of the South-Western Front.
The Kharkov newspaper Kommunist publishes an interview given by J. V. Stalin to a Ukrainian ROSTA correspondent on the situation on the South-Western Front.

July 3
J. V. Stalin returns to Kharkov from Sinelnikovo.

July 7
J. V. Stalin leaves for Moscow.

Prior to July 11 
J. V. Stalin confers with the Commander-in-Chief, the Chief of the Field Staff and the Vice-Chairman of the RevolutionaryMilitary Council of the Republic on the sending of reinforcements to the Crimean sector of the South Western Front.

July 11
Pravda publishes an interview with J. V. Stalin on the situation on the Polish Front.

July 12
J. V. Stalin returns from Moscow to South-Western Front headquarters in Kharkov.

July 14
J. V. Stalin leaves for Volnovakha, in the Crimean sector of the front.

July 16
J. V. Stalin goes to Mariupol to acquaint himself with the state of the Azov fleet.
A plenary meeting of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.) approves the measures proposed by J. V. Stalin for the defeat of Wrangel. V. I. Lenin informs J. V. Stalin of this.

Prior to July 19 
J. V. Stalin drafts a letter of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.) to Party organizations on the mobilization of Communists for the Crimean Front. On V. I. Lenin's proposal, the letter is circulated to the Party organizations.

July 19
J. V. Stalin arrives in Lozovaya from Volnovakha.

July 20
J. V. Stalin returns to Kharkov after his visit o the front.

July 31
J. V. Stalin leaves for Lozovaya.

August 2
V. I. Lenin informs J. V. Stalin of a decision of the Political Bureau of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.) to establish an independent front against Wran-gel. The Political Bureau instructs J. V. Stalin to set up a Revolutionary Military Council of this front and concentrate attention on this sector.

August 7
J. V. Stalin informs V. I. Lenin that the Red Army has forced the Dnieper and occupied Alyoshki, Kakhovka and other points on the left bank of the river.

August 9
J. V. Stalin arrives in Alexandrovsk from Lozovaya.

August 14
J. V. Stalin returns to Kharkov after his visit to the front.

August 17
J. V. Stalin leaves for Moscow.

August 19
V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin send instructions on measures for assisting the Crimean Front to the Central Committee of the Ukr.C.P.(B.), the Caucasian and Siberian Bureaus of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.), the Petrograd Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) and the Revolutionary Military Council of the Western Front.

August 25
In a memorandum to the Political Bureau of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.), J. V. Stalin submits a programme for the creation of fighting reserves of the Republic..

September 22-25 
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the Ninth All-Russian Conference of the R.C.P.(B.).

September 22 
J. V. Stalin speaks in the discussion on the report of the Central Committee at the Ninth All-Russian Conference of the R.C.P.(B.).

October 10
J. V. Stalin's article, "The Policy of the Soviet Government on the National Question in Russia," is printed in Pravda, No. 226.

October 15
J. V. Stalin delivers a speech at the opening of the First All-Russian Conference of Responsible Personnel of the Workers' and Peasants' Inspection.

October 16
On the instructions of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.), J. V. Stalin leaves for the North Caucasus and Azerbaijan.

October 18
J. V. Stalin arrives in Rostov-on-Don and acquaints himself with the state of Party work.

October 21
J. V. Stalin arrives in Vladikavkaz.

October 26
J. V. Stalin sends a report to the C.C., R.C.P.(B.) and V. I. Lenin on the situation in the Caucasus.

October 27-29
J. V. Stalin directs the work of a regional conference of Communist organizations of the Don and the Caucasus, held in Vladikavkaz.

October 27
At the regional conference of Communist organizations of the Don and the Caucasus, J. V. Stalin delivers a report on the "Political Situation of the Republic."

October 30
J. V. Stalin leaves Vladikavkaz for Baku.

November 4
J. V. Stalin attends a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Azerbaijan Communist Party and members of the Caucasian Bureau of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.) on the negotiations with Georgia and the situation in Armenia.

November 6 
J. V. Stalin delivers an address on "Three Years of Proletarian Dictatorship" at a celebration meeting of the Baku Soviet.

November 9 
J. V. Stalin makes a report on the tasks of Party and Soviet work in Azerbaijan at a joint meeting of the C.C., Azerbaijan C.P.(B.), the Caucasian Bureau of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.), and Baku Party and Soviet organizations.

November 12 
J. V. Stalin arrives in Temir-Khan-Shura.

November 13 
J. V. Stalin makes a report at a meeting of Party functionaries on the tasks of Party and Soviet bodies in connection with the granting of autonomy to Daghestan.
J. V. Stalin makes a declaration on Soviet autonomy for Daghestan at a Congress of the Peoples of Daghestan.

November 16 
J. V. Stalin arrives in Vladikavkaz.

November 17 
J. V. Stalin makes a report at a Congress of the Peoples of the Terek region on "Soviet Autonomy for the Terek region."
J. V. Stalin receives a number of delegates to the Congress of the Peoples of the Terek region, members of the Cossack-peasant group.

November 20
J. V. Stalin leaves Vladikavkaz for Moscow.

November 30
Pravda publishes an interview with J. V. Stalin on the situation in the Caucasus.

December 4 
J. V. Stalin's article, "Long Live Soviet Armenia!" is printed in Pravda, No. 273.

December 22-29 
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the Eighth All-Russian Congress of Soviets.

December 29 
The Eighth All-Russian Congress of Soviets elects J. V. Stalin a member of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee.

December 31 
The A.R.C.E.C. elects J. V. Stalin a member of its Presidium.

 

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January 1-2 
J. V. Stalin directs the proceedings of the Conference of Communists of the Tyurk Peoples of the R.S.F.S.R.; he delivers a speech at the opening of the conference and makes the report on the organisational question.

January 5
J. V. Stalin writes the article "Our Disagreements," published in Pravda, No. 12, of January 19, 1921.

January 14
J. V. Stalin makes a report on the current situation at a meeting in the theatre of the First Naval Coast Defence Detachment (Petro-grad).

January 17
J. V. Stalin speaks at an enlarged session of the Moscow Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) on the role of the trade unions in industry, in opposition to the theses proposed by Trotsky and Bukharin, and in support of the Leninist "Platform of the Ten."

January 18
J. V. Stalin speaks at the enlarged session of the Moscow Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) in opposition to the proposal to transform the regular army into a militia, and in support of the proposal to strengthen the regular army.

January 19
J. V. Stalin presides at a meeting of the Council of Nationalities of the People's Commissariat for the Affairs of Nationalities and is elected to the commission set up to draft the regulations governing the Council.

February 5
J. V. Stalin's theses on "The Immediate Tasks of the Party in the National Question" are discussed at a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.); a commission headed by V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin is appointed to make the final draft of the theses.

February 7
J. V. Stalin and V. I. Lenin, with the other members of the commission, edit the theses on the national question to be submitted to the Tenth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.).

February 10 
J. V. Stalin's theses on "The Immediate Tasks of the Party in the National Question" are published in Pravda, No. 29.

February 12 
J. V. Stalin has an interview with representatives of the Daghestan A.S.S.R.

February 15 
J. V. Stalin sends a telegram to G. K. Orjoni-kidze, in Baku, containing the directives of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) to the Revolutionary Military Council of the Eleventh Army, and asking for daily reports on the course of events in the Caucasus.

February 16 
J. V. Stalin sends an enquiry to G. K. Orjoni-kidze about the state of affairs in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.

February 28
J. V. Stalin writes a note to V. I. Lenin on the need to defend Batum against the Turks.

March 3
J. V. Stalin sends by direct wire V. I. Lenin's greetings and directives to the Georgian Communists.

March 5
J. V. Stalin makes a report to a meeting of the Council of Nationalities of the People's Commissariat for the Affairs of Nationalities on the results of the work of the commission appointed to draft the Statute of the Council of Nationalities.

March 8-16 
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the Tenth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.).

March 8
The Tenth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin a member of the congress presidium.

March 9
J. V. Stalin takes part in the negotiations between the Soviet Government and a Turkish delegation.

March 10
J. V. Stalin makes the report on "The Immediate Tasks of the Party in the National Question" at the Tenth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.).

March 13
V. I. Lenin writes a note to J. V. Stalin proposing that delegates at the Tenth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.) be sent to take part in the suppression of the Kronstadt mutiny.

March 14
The Tenth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin a member of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.).

March 15
J. V. Stalin makes a statement at the Tenth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.) on behalf of the commission appointed to draft the resolution on the national question.

March 16
The Plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin a member of the Political Bureau and of the Organisational Bureau of the Central Committee of the Party.

March
J. V. Stalin writes a letter to V. I. Lenin about the plan for the electrification of Russia.

April 16
J. V. Stalin sends V. I. Lenin his observations on the draft. regulations governing the Central Fuel Administration.

April 19
J. V. Stalin attends a meeting of the Council of People's Commissars and is elected a member of the commission appointed to draft a decision on extending the powers of the Azerbaijanian Oil Committee.

April 22
J. V. Stalin submits to the Presidium of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee the draft of a proposal by the People's Commissariat for the Affairs of Nationalities on the formation of a Komi Autonomous Region.

April 25
At a meeting of lhe Council of Nationalities of the People's Commissariat for the Affairs of Nationalities, J. V. Stalin reports on the amendments made by the Presidium of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee to the "Statute of the Council of Nationalities," and takes part in the discussion on the question of forming the Komi Autonomous Region.

May 2
J. V. Stalin writes the article "Concerning the Presentation of the National Question," published in Pravda, No. 98, of May 8, 1921.

May 5
J. V. Stalin makes a statement to a meeting of the Collegium of the People's Commissariat for the Affairs of Nationalities on a draft decree making it obligatory for all People's Commissariats to submit to the People's Commissariat for the Affairs of Nationalities proposed laws and decisions affecting different nationalities.

May 10
J. V. Stalin speaks at a meeting of the Council of People's Commissars on the question of the local departments of the Workers' and Peasants' Inspection.

May 16
J. V. Stalin presides at a meeting of the Collegium of the People's Commissariat for the Affairs of Nationalities. The Collegium decides to convene a congress of Yakut working people to discuss the question of forming a Yakut Autonomous Region.

May 16-25
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the commission appointed by the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) to prepare for and conduct the Fourth All-Russian Congress of Trade Unions.

May 18
J. V. Stalin, on the instructions of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.), speaks at a meeting of the Communist group at the Fourth All-Russian Congress of Trade Unions in opposition to a resolution proposed by the anarcho-syndicalist group on the report of the Presidium of the All-Russian Central Council of Trade Unions to the congress.

May 19
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the commission appointed by a plenary session of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) to investigate Tomsky's anti-Party conduct at the Fourth All-Russian Congress of Trade Unions.

End of May 
J. V. Stalin goes to Nalchik to take a cure.

June 12
J. V. Stalin sends greetings to the Fourth Congress of Soviets of the Kabardinian territory.

June 17
J. V. Stalin telegraphs greetings to the First Congress of Highland Women.

End of June 
J. V. Stalin leaves Nalchik for Tiflis to take part in the work of a plenary session of the Caucasian Bureau of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.).

July 2-7
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the plenary session of the Caucasian Bureau of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.).

July 4
V. I. Lenin telegraphs G. K. Orjonikidze enquiring why J. V. Stalin's vacation was interrupted, and asking to be sent the opinion of the doctors on Stalin's state of health.

July 6
J. V. Stalin makes a report at a general meeting of the Tiflis Party organisation on "The Immediate Tasks of Communism in Georgia and Transcaucasia." The report was published in the newspaper Pravda Gruzii, No. 108, of July 13, 1921.

July 7, 8, 14 
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the Plenum of the Central Committee of the C.P.(B.) of Georgia. On his proposal, the Plenum discusses the policy of the Communist Party of Georgia as regards restoring the national economy and strengthening the Soviet power.

July 25
V. I. Lenin enquires of G. K. Orjonikidze about the number of days J. V. Stalin's vacation was interrupted, and asks for the name and address of the doctor treating J. V. Stalin.

August 8
J. V. Stalin leaves Nalchik for Moscow.

August 18
V. I. Lenin orders the State Planning Commission to render J. V. Stalin assistance in obtaining information on all economic affairs, particularly on the gold-mining industry and on the Baku oil industry.

August 22
The Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) places J. V. Stalin in general charge of the Agitation and Propaganda Department of the Central Committee.

August 28
J. V. Stalin's article "The Party Before and After Taking Power" is published in Pravda, No. 190.

September 6-8 
J. V. Stalin takes part in the proceedings of the commission appointed by the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) to improve the work of the central administration of the railways.

September 22
At a meeting of the Presidium of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee, J. V. Stalin is elected a member of the commission on the question of the division of land between the Highland population (Chechens) and the Cossacks.

September 27
J. V. Stalin receives V. I. Lenin's letter "Concerning the Question of the Tasks of the Workers' and Peasants' Inspection, Their Interpretation and Execution," and writes V. I. Lenin a "Reply on Inspection."

November 3
At a meeting of the Presidium of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee, J. V. Stalin is elected to the commission appointed to make preparations for the Ninth All-Russian Congress of Soviets.

November 5
J. V. Stalin's article "The October Revolution and the National Policy of the Russian Communists" is published in the newspaper Zhizn Natsionalnostei (Life of the Nationalities), No. 24 (122).

November 13 
J. V. Stalin delivers a lecture at the club of the Krasnaya Presnya District Party Committee on "The Political Strategy and Tactics of the Communists and the New Economic Policy.

November 17 
J. V. Stalin takes part in the meeting of the Presidium of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee which examines the question of agricultural communes, artels and societies for the joint cultivation of the land.

November 18 
The Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) appoints J. V. Stalin as one of the editors of its organ, Vestnik Agitatsii i Propagandy (Bulletin of Agitation and Propaganda).

November 28 
J. V. Stalin receives from V. I. Lenin the draft of a proposal for the formation of a federation of Transcaucasian republics, and writes his observations on it and an amendment to it. V. I. Lenin accepts the amendment.

November 29 
The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) adopts the resolution proposed by V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin on the federation of the Transcaucasian republics.

December 18 
J. V. Stalin's article "The Prospects" is published in Pravda, No. 286.

December 20 
J. V. Stalin and the other members of the Council of People's Commissars sign the draft of the Council's decision on the plan for the electrification of the R.S.F.S.R.

December 23 
The Ninth All-Russian Congress of Soviets elects J. V. Stalin to its presidium.

December 28 
The Ninth All-Russian Congress of Soviets elects J. V. Stalin a member of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee.

December 29 
The First Session of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee, Ninth Convocation, elects J. V. Stalin a member of the Presidium of the All-Russian C.R.C. and appoints him People's Commissar for the Affairs of Nationalities and People's Commissar of the Workers' and Peasants' Inspection.

December
J. V. Stalin takes part in the proceedings of the commission of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) on work in the countryside.

 

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January 9
J. V. Stalin presides at a meeting of the Collegium of the People's Commissariat for the Affairs of Nationalities and speaks on the question of forming a Karachayevo-Cherkess Region.

January 14
J. V. Stalin sends V. M. Molotov the draft of a circular letter to be sent by the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) to the Communist Party of Turkestan.

January 16
At a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.), J. V. Stalin proposes that a conference of Chairmen of the Central Executive Committees of the independent republics be called to discuss the question of joint representation at the Genoa Conference.

January 21
J. V. Stalin presides at a meeting of the Collegium of the People's Commissariat of the Workers' and Peasants' Inspection and speaks on the question of revising the budget for 1922.

January 27
J. V. Stalin takes part in the proceedings of the Second Extraordinary Session of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee, Ninth Convocation, which discusses the question of sending a delegation to the Genoa Conference.

January 28
J. V. Stalin speaks at the inaugural meeting of the "Society of Old Bolsheviks" on the rules of the society.
J. V. Stalin presides at a meeting of the Collegium of the People's Commissariat of the Workers' and Peasants' Inspection and speaks on the question of drawing up instructions concerning the regulations for regional agents of this Commissariat.

February 14 
J. V. Stalin and A. D. Tsyurupa receive a group of professors representing higher technical educational institutions.

February 22 
J. V. Stalin writes to the Georgian Communists urging the necessity of taking practical measures to carry out V. I. Lenin's instruction to strengthen the Georgian Red Army.

February 28 
J. V. Stalin receives a message from V. I. Lenin requesting that the People's Commissariat of the Workers' and Peasants' Inspection draw up a scheme of control of private associations and enterprises by the Workers' and Peasants' Inspection.

March 21
J. V. Stalin receives a letter from V. I. Lenin proposing that members of the staff of the People's Commissariat of the Workers' and Peasants' Inspection be called in to assist the staff of the Council of People's Commissars in verifying the execution of decisions.

March 27-April 2
J. V. Stalin takes part in the proceedings of the Eleventh Congress of the R.C.P.(B.)

March 27
The Eleventh Congress of the R.C.P.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin a member of its presidium.

March 28
The Eleventh Congress of the R.C.P.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin a member of the commission to investigate the case of "The 22" (the former "Workers' Opposition" group).

March 29-30
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the commission appointed by the Eleventh Congress of the R.C.P.(B.) to investigate the case of "The 22" (the former "Workers' Opposition" group)

March 31
The Eleventh Congress of the R.C.P.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin a member of the commission appointed to make the final draft of the resolution on the Party's financial policy.

April 2
The Eleventh Congress of the R.C.P.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin a member of the Central Committee of the Party.

April 3
The Plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.), on the proposal of V. I. Lenin, elects J. V. Stalin General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Party.

April 28
J. V. Stalin writes a letter to V. I. Lenin proposing changes in the system of supplying the peasants with seed.

May 4 
J. V. Stalin writes the article "The Tenth Anniversary of Pravda (Reminiscences)," published in Pravda, No. 98, May 5, 1922.

May 5
J. V. Stalin's greetings to Pravda on its tenth anniversary are published in Pravda, No. 98.

May 12-17
J. V. Stalin takes part in the proceedings of the commission appointed by the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) to draw up regulations governing the relations between the central organs of the Ukrainian S.S.R. and of the R.S.F.S.R.

May 19
A letter of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) to the Executive Committee of the Comintern concerning united front tactics, signed by J. V. Stalin, is published in Pravda, No. 110.

June 7
J. V. Stalin takes part in the proceedings of the Second Enlarged Plenum of the Executive Committee of the Comintern.

June 15
The letter of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) to the Communists of the Kirghiz Republic, signed by J. V. Stalin, is published in the magazine Zhizn Natsionalnostei, No. 12 (147).

July 9
Pravda, No. 151, publishes the letter—signed by J. V. Stalin—of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) to all Gubernia Committees, Regional Committees and National and Regional Bureaux of the Central Committee on carrying out the campaign to collect the tax in kind.

July 13
J. V. Stalin visits V. I. Lenin in Gorki.

July 14
J. V. Stalin sends a telegram to G. K. Orjonikidze about the state of health of V. I. Lenin.

August 3
J. V. Stalin presides at a meeting of the Organisational Commission of the Plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.), which discussed matters concerning the Twelfth Party Conference.

August 4-7
J. V. Stalin takes part in the proceedings of the Twelfth All-Russian Conference of the R.C.P.(B.).

August 4
The Twelfth Conference of the R.C.P.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin to its presidium.

August 5
V. I. Lenin summons J. V. Stalin to Gorki and asks him to convey his greetings to the Twelfth All-Russian Party Conference. J. V. Stalin conveys V. I. Lenin's greetings at the evening sitting of the conference.

August 11
The Central Committee of the Party appoints a commission, headed by J. V. Stalin, to prepare for the Plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) the question of the relations between the R.S.F.S.R., the Ukrainian S.S.R., the Byelorussian S.S.R. and the Transcauca-sian Federation.

September 15 
J. V. Stalin writes his impressions of his visit to V. I. Lenin in Gorki.

September 23-21
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the commission appointed by the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) on the question of the relations between the R.S.F.S.R, the Ukrainian S.S.R., the Byelorussian S.S.R. and the Trans-caucasian Federation.

September 27
J. V. Stalin discusses with V. I. Lenin the question of uniting the Soviet republics into a union state.

October 6
J. V. Stalin delivers a report at the Plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) on the relations between the R.S.F.S.R., the Ukrainian S.S.R., the Byelorussian S.S.R. and the Transcaucasian Federation. The Plenum appoints a commission, headed by J. V. Stalin, to direct the preparations for the union of the Soviet republics into a single union state.

October 16
J. V. Stalin informs the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Georgia of the decision adopted by the Plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) on retaining the Trans-caucasian Federation and uniting it with the R.S.F.S.R. and the Ukrainian and Byelorussian Republics in a Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

October 30
The Central Committee of the Party appoints J. V. Stalin as a delegate to the Fourth Congress of the Comintern.

November 5
J. V. Stalin's greetings to Petrograd on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the October Revolution are published in the newspaper Petrogradskaya Pravda, No. 251.

November 18 
J. V. Stalin's interview with a Pravda correspondent on the question of the union of the independent national republics is published in Pravda, No. 261.

November 21-28
Under J. V. Stalin's direction, the commission appointed by the Plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) draws up "The Fundumental Points of the Constitution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics."

November 30
J. V. Stalin delivers a report on the Union of Republics at a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.).

December 5
On J. V. Stalin's report, the Political Bureau endorses "The Fundamental Points of the Constitution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics."
At a meeting of the commission appointed by the Plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.), J. V. Stalin is elected to the subcommission for drafting the text of the Constitution of the Union of Republics and the Declaration.

Between December 5 and 16
J. V. Stalin writes the draft "Declaration on the Formation of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics."

December 16
The commission appointed by the Plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.), presided over by J. V. Stalin, adopts the draft Treaty on the Formation of the U.S.S.R., and the draft Declaration submitted by J. V. Stalin.

December 18 
J. V. Stalin delivers a report to the Plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) on the draft Treaty of Union to be concluded by the Soviet republics. The Plenum appoints a commission, headed by J. V. Stalin, to make preparations for the First Congress of Soviets of the U.S.S.R.

December 20 
J. V. Stalin directs the proceedings of the commission appointed to make preparations for the First Congress of Soviets of the U.S.S.R.

December 23-27 
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the Tenth All-Russian Congress of Soviets.

December 23
The Tenth All-Russian Congress of Soviets elects J. V. Stalin to its presidium.

December 26 
J. V. Stalin delivers a report at the Tenth All-Russian Congress of Soviets on the question of uniting the Soviet republics.
J. V. Stalin addresses a meeting of the Communist group at the Tenth All-Russian Congress of Soviets on the question of forming the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

December 27
The Tenth All-Russian Congress of Soviets elects J. V. Stalin a member of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee and a delegate of the R.S.F.S.R. to the First Congress of Soviets of the U.S.S.R.

December 28
The First Session of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee, Tenth Convocation, elects J. V. Stalin to the Presidium of the All-Russian C.E.C. and appoints him People's Commissar for the Affairs of Nationalities.

December 29 
J. V. Stalin makes a statement to the Conference of Plenipotentiary Delegations of the R.S.F.S.R., the Ukrainian S.S.R., the Transcau-casian Federation and the Byelorussian S.S.R. on the order of the proceedings of the First Congress of Soviets of the U.S.S.R. The conference instructs J. V. Stalin to deliver a report to the Congress on the formation of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

December 30 
The First Congress of Soviets of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics elects J. V. Stalin to its presidium.
J. V. Stalin delivers a report to the First Congress of Soviets of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the formation of the U.S.S.R. The congress elects J. V. Stalin a member of the Central Executive Committee of the U.S.S.R.
J. V. Stalin delivers a speech at the First Session of the Central Executive Committee of the U.S.S.R., First Convocation, and is elected a member of the Presidium of the C.E.C.

December 31 
J. V. Stalin's New Year wishes for 1923 are published in Izvestia, No. 1.

 

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January 2
J. V. Stalin takes part in the proceedings of the commission appointed by the Commissariat for the Affairs of Nationalities to examine the question of forming a Buryat-Mongolian A.S.S.R.

January 10
The Presidium of the Central Executive Committee of the U.S.S.R. elects J. V. Stalin to the commission appointed to draw up a plan of organisation of the People's Commissariats of the U.S.S.R.

January 23
J. V. Stalin delivers a lecture at the Sverdlov Communist University on "The Party's Strategy and Tactics."

February 4
J. V. Stalin submits to the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) a proposal that a second chamber be formed in the Central Executive Committee of the U.S.S.R., to be an organ representing the interests of all the peoples of the U.S.S.R.

February 21-2
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the Plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.).

February 21
A plenary session of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) discusses J. V. Stalin's draft theses on the national question for the Twelfth Party Congress. A commission headed by J. V. Stalin is appointed to make the final Draft of the theses.
The Plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin to the commission to make the final draft of the Central Committee's theses on the organisational question for the Twelfth Party Congress.

February 24
The Plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B ) appoints a commission, headed by J. V. Stalin, to direct the drafting of the Constitution of the U.S.S.R.

March 11-12 On the instruct
ions of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.), J. V. Stalin telegraphs all the Gubernia Committees, Regional Committees, Central Committees of national Communist Parties and members of the Central Committee informing them of the state of health of V. I. Lenin.

March 14
J. V. Stalin's article "Concerning the Question of the Strategy and Tactics of the Russian Communists" is published in Pravda, No. 56, which is devoted to the twenty-fifth anniversary of the R.C.P.(B.).

March 22
J. V. Stalin submits to the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) theses on the national question for the Twelfth Party Congress. The Political Bureau decides to publish them as theses approved by the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.).

March 24
J. V. Stalin's theses "National Factors in Party and State Affairs" are published in Pravda, No. 65.

April 3
The Tenth Moscow Gubernia Party Conference elects J. V. Stalin as a delegate to the Twelfth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.).

April 17-23
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the Twelfth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.).

April 17
The Twelfth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin to its presidium.
J. V. Stalin delivers the Central Committee's organisational report at the Twelfth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.).

April 19
J. V. Stalin replies to the discussion at the Twelfth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.) on the Central Committee's organisational report.

April 23
J. V. Stalin reports at the Twelfth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.) on "National Factors in Party and State Affairs."

April 24
The Twelfth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin to the Central Committee of the Party.

April 25
J. V. Stalin directs the work of the committee on the national question of the Twelfth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.) and speaks in that committee on questions connected with the Constitution of the U.S.S.R.
J. V. Stalin replies to the discussion at the Twelfth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.) on the report on "National Factors in Party and State Affairs."

April 26
A plenary session of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin a member of the Political Bureau and of the Organisational Bureau and a representative on the Central Control Commission, and appoints him General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Party.

May 6 
J. V. Stalin's article "The Press as a Collective Organiser" is published in Pravda, No. 99.

May 10
J. V. Stalin's article "Confusion Worse Confounded. . . " is published in Pravda, No. 102.

May 24
The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) appoints J. V. Stalin a representative of the R.S.F.S.R. on the enlarged commission of the Presidium of the Central Executive Committee of the U.S.S.R. for drafting the Constitution of the U.S.S.R.

May-June
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the enlarged commission of the Presidium of the Central Executive Committee of the U.S.S.R. for drafting the Constitution.

June 4
J. V. Stalin makes a statement at a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) on the preparations for the Fourth Conference of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) With Responsible Workers of the National Republics and Regions. The Political Bureau endorses the draft platform on the national question proposed by J. V. Stalin.

June 9-12
J. V. Stalin directs the work of the Fourth Conference of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) With Responsible Workers of the National Republics and Regions.

June 10
At the Fourth Conference of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) With Responsible Workers of the National Republics and Regions, J. V. Stalin delivers a speech on the Rights and "Lefts" in the national republics and regions, and a report on the practical measures for implementing the resolution on the national question adopted by the Twelfth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.).

June 12
J. V. Stalin replies to the discussion on his report to the Fourth Conference of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) With Responsible Workers of the National Republics and Regions.

June 14
At a meeting of the enlarged commission of the Presidium of the Central Executive Committee of the U.S.S.R. for drafting the Constitution of the U.S.S.R., J. V. Stalin speaks on the principle of common citizenship throughout the U.S.S.R.

June 22-23
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the Plenum of the Central Control Commission of the R.C.P.(B.).

June 26
J. V. Stalin delivers a report on the Constitution of the U.S.S.R. to the Plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.).

July 8
Pravda, No. 151, publishes the appeal of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.), signed by J. V. Stalin, requesting that all notes, letters, memoranda and other documents written by V. I. Lenin be sent to the Lenin Institute that is being organised in Moscow.

July 14
Pravda, No. 156, publishes the appeal "To All Peoples and Governments of the World," signed by J. V. Stalin and the other members of the Presidium of the Central Executive Committee, issued in connection with the ratification of the Constitution of the U.S.S.R. by the C.E.C.

September 23-25
J. V. Stalin directs the work of the Plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.).

October 25-27
J. V. Stalin directs the work of the joint Plenum of the Central Committee and the Central Control Commission of the R.C.P.(B.), held in conjunction with representatives of ten Party organisations.

November 7 
J. V. Stalin's article "The October Revolution and the Question of the Middle Strata" is published in Pravda, No. 253.

November 10
J. V. Stalin writes the article "The Fifth Anniversary of the First Congress of Working Women and Peasant Women," published in the magazine Komnunistka (Woman Communist), No. 11, November 1923.

November 17 
J. V. Stalin delivers a speech at a meeting at the Military Academy, held to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the Cavalry Army.

December 2
J. V. Stalin delivers a report on "The Party's Tasks" at an enlarged meeting of the Krasnaya Presnya District Committee of the R.C.P.(B.).

Before December 2
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the sub-commission of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) for drafting the resolution on Party affairs. The resolution was adopted at a joint session of the Political Bureau of the R.C.P.(B.) and the Presidium of the Central Control Commission on December 5, and published in Pravda, No. 278, December 7.

December 15 
Pravda, No. 285, publishes J. V. Stalin's article "The Discussion, Rafail, the Articles by Preobrazhensky and Sapronov, and Trotsky's Letter," and the statement of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.), signed by J. V. Stalin, to all the organisations of the R.C.P.(B.) concerning the discussion on the internal situation in the Party.

December 28
J. V. Stalin's article "A Necessary Comment (Concerning Rafail)" is published in Pravda, No. 294.

 

1924

January 4
The Krasnaya Presnya District Conference of the. R.C.P.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin a delegate to the Moscow Gubernia Party Conference.

January 9
J. V. Stalin gives an interview to a Rosta correspondent on the discussion concerning the situation in the Party.

January 14-15
J. V. Stalin directs the proceedings of the plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.).

January 14
At the plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) J. V. Stalin reports on the draft resolution “Immediate Tasks in Party Affairs” for the Thirteenth Party Conference.

January 15
The plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) appoints J . V. Stalin reporter at the Thirteenth Conference of the R.C.P.(B.) on the question of “Immediate Tasks in Party Affairs.”

January 16-18
J . V. Stalin directs the proceedings of the Thirteenth Conference of the R.C.P.(B.).

January 16 
The Thirteenth Conference of the R.C.P.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin to the presidium of the conference.

January 17 
J. V. Stalin reports to the Thirteenth Conference of the R.C.P.(B.) on “Immediate Tasks in Party Affairs.”

January 18 
J . V. Stalin replies to the discussion at the Thirteenth Conference of the R.C.P.(B.) on his report on “Immediate Tasks in Party Affairs.”

January 19 
The Eleventh All-Russian Congress of Soviets elects J. V. Stalin to the presidium of the congress.

January 21
6.50 p. m.
 
Death of V. I. Lenin (in Gorki).

9.30 p. m. 
J. V. Stalin with the other members of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) leave for Gorki.

January 22 
J . V. Stalin makes amendments to the text of the appeal of the Eleventh All-Russian Congress of Soviets “To All the Working People of the U.S.S.R.” concerning the death of V. I. Lenin.

In a telegram to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Bukhara, J . V. Stalin announces the death of V. I. Lenin and appeals for support of Lenin’s policy of strengthening the alliance between the workers and peasants, and for closer solidarity with the Soviet government.

January 23
9 a. m. 

J. V. Stalin and other members of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) carry out the coffin with Lenin’s body from the house in Gorki.

1.30 p. m. - 2.45 p. m. 
J. V. Stalin and delegates at the Second All-Union Congress and the Eleventh All-Russian Congress of Soviets, members of the Central Committee of the Party, members of the Government, workers, and representatives of various organisations, carry the coffin with Lenin’s body from the Paveletsky Railway Station to the House of Trade Unions.

6.10 p. m. 
J. V. Stalin stands in the guard of honour at Lenin’s bier in the Hall of Columns of the House of Trade Unions.

January 25 
Pravda, No. 20, publishes the appeal of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.), signed by J. V. Stalin, to all Party organisations, institutions and to the press to collect all documents, etc., concerning V. I. Lenin and to send them to the Lenin Institute of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.).

January 26 
8.24 p. m. - 8.40 p. m. 

At the memorial session of the Second Congress of Soviets of the U.S.S.R., J. V. Stalin delivers a speech “On the Death of Lenin” and in the name of the Bolshevik Party takes a vow to guard and fulfil the behests of Lenin.

January 27 
8 a. m. 

J. V. Stalin stands in the guard of honour at Lenin’s bier in the Hall of Columns of the House of Trade Unions.

8.30 a. m. 
J. V. Stalin stands at the head of Lenin’s bier in the Hall of Columns of the House of Trade Unions.

9 a. m. 
J. V. Stalin and workers’ representatives carry out the coffin with Lenin’s body from the House of Trade Unions.

4 p. m. 
On the conclusion of the memorial meeting in the Red Square, J. V. Stalin, V. M. Molotov and others, lift the coffin with Lenin’s body and proceed towards the tomb.

January 28 
J. V. Stalin delivers a speech at a gathering of students of the A.R.C.E.C. Kremlin Military School, held in memory of V. I. Lenin.

January 29 
At a sitting of the Eleventh All-Russian Congress of Soviets, J. V. Stalin is elected to the All-Russian Central Executive Committee.

January 29, 31 
J. V. Stalin directs the proceedings of the plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.).

January 30 
J. V. Stalin is elected to the presidium of the Second Congress of Soviets of the U.S.S.R.

February 2 
At a sitting of the Second All-Union Congress of Soviets, J. V. Stalin is elected to the Soviet of the Union of the Central Executive Committee of the U.S.S.R.

At a sitting of the first session of the Central Executive Committee of the U.S.S.R. (second convocation), J. V. Stalin is elected to the Presidium of the Central Executive Committee of the U.S.S.R.

At a sitting of the first session of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee (eleventh convocation), J. V. Stalin is elected to the Presidium of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee.

February 3 
At the plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.), J. V. Stalin speaks on the report of the commission that investigated the state of the Red Army.

March 5-12 
On the instructions of J. V. Stalin, the commission of the Central Executive Committee of the U.S.S.R. appointed to perpetuate the memory of V. I . Lenin confers with prominent Soviet scientists on the question of preserving the body of V. I. Lenin.

March 25 
J. V. Stalin completes his “Outline of Studies in Leninism.” The “Outline” was published in May 1924 in the magazine Krasnaya Molodyozh (Red Youth), No. 1.

March 27 
At a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.), J. V. Stalin speaks on the report on internal trade and the consumers’ co-operatives.

March 31 - April 2 
J. V. Stalin directs the proceedings of the plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.).

April 1 
At the plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.), J. V. Stalin speaks on the report on internal trade and the consumers’ co-operatives.

April 2 
At the plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.( B. ), J . V. Stalin speaks on M. I. Kalinin’s report on work in the countryside.

April 3 
Pravda, No. 76, publishes the announcement of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.), signed by J . V. Stalin, of the convocation of the Thirteenth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.) on May 20, 1924.

J . V. Stalin speaks at the C.C., R.C.P.(B.) conference on work among the youth.

Beginning of April 
J. V. Stalin delivers lectures at the Sverdlov University on The Foundations of Leninism.

April 28 
J. V. Stalin, with other comrades formerly in Baku, sends greetings to the Baku organisation of the Communist Party on its twenty-fifth anniversary.

May 9 
In a telegram to the Revolutionary Military Council of the Baltic Fleet, J. V. Stalin states that, owing to the preparations for the forthcoming Thirteenth Party Congress, he cannot accept the invitation to attend the Fleet’s celebrations. This telegram was published in the newspaper Krasny Baltiisky Flot (Red Baltic Fleet), No. 106, May 15, 1924.

May 11 
The Twentieth Leningrad Gubernia Party Conference elected J. V. Stalin to the Leningrad Gubernia Committee of the Party and also as a delegate to the Thirteenth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.).

May 15 
The Third Congress of the Transcaucasian Communist organisations elects J. V. Stalin as a delegate to the Thirteenth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.).

May 18 
The Twelfth Moscow Gubernia Party Conference elects J. V. Stalin as a delegate to the Thirteenth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.).

May 23-31 
J. V. Stalin directs the proceedings of the Thirteenth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.), the first Party congress held since the death of V. I. Lenin.

May 23 
J. V. Stalin and the members of the presidium of the Thirteenth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.) take the salute at the Young Pioneers’ parade held in the Red Square, Moscow, in honour of the Thirteenth Congress.

J. V. Stalin presents S. M. Kirov with a copy of the book On Lenin and Leninism with the inscription: “To my friend and beloved brother, from the author. J. Stalin.”

May 24 
J . V. Stalin makes the Central Committee’s organisational report at the Thirteenth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.).

May 27 
At the Thirteenth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.), J . V. Stalin replies to the discussion on the Central Committee’s organisational report.

May 29 
At the Thirteenth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.), J. V. Stalin is elected to the commission on work among the youth.

May 31 
The Thirteenth Congress of the R.C.P. (B.) elects J. V. Stalin to the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.).

June 2 
The plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin to the Political Bureau, Organising Bureau and the Secretariat, and re-elects him General Secretary of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.).

June 4 
Greetings to the Baku workers on the occasion of the opening of a new gusher in the Surakhani oil field, signed by J. V. Stalin and the other members of the presidium of the Thirteenth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.), are published in the newspaper Bakinsky Rabochy (Baku Worker), No. 125.

June 12 
The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) appoints J. V. Stalin to the commission of the plenum of the Central Committee on work in the countryside.

June 17 
J. V. Stalin delivers a report on the “Results of the Thirteenth Congress of the R.C.P. (B.)” at the C.C., R.C.P.(B.) Courses for Secretaries of Uyezd Party Committees.

June 17 - July 8 
J. V. Stalin takes part in the proceedings of the Fifth Congress of the Communist International.

June 17 
J . V. Stalin is elected to the presidium of the Fifth Congress of the Comintern.

June 19 
The Fifth Congress of the Comintern elects J. V. Stalin to the commission for drafting the resolution on Leninism, and to the political and programme commissions.

June 20 
A sitting of the Fifth Congress of the Comintern endorses J. V. Stalin’s appointment as chairman of the Polish commission.

June 27 
The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) appoints J. V. Stalin to the Central Committee’s commission on work among working women and peasant women.

June 
The magazine Rabochy Korrespondent, No. 6, publishes J. V. Stalin’s interview with a representative of this magazine on the functions of worker and peasant correspondents.

July 1-3 
J. V. Stalin directs the meetings of the Polish commission of the Fifth Congress of the Comintern.

July 3 
J. V. Stalin delivers a speech on “The Communist Party of Poland” a t a meeting of the Polish commission of the Fifth Congress of the Comintern.

July 5 
J . V. Stalin, with the other members of the presidium of the Fifth Congress of the Comintern, signs the “Manifesto of the Communist International to the World Proletariat” that was adopted by the congress.

July 8 
J. V. Stalin is elected to the Executive Committee and to the Presidium of the E.C. of the Comintern.

July 15 
J. V. Stalin writes a letter to Demyan Bedny.

July 25 
The appeal of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) to all Party organisations, signed by J. V. Stalin, concerning measures to be taken to combat the drought and its consequences, is published in Pravda, No. 167.

July 28 
J. V. Stalin speaks at a meeting of the Organising Bureau of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) on the report of the Bureau’s commission on work in the Red Army.

July 31 
In a letter to Manuilsky, J. V. Stalin gives his views on the resolutions adopted by the Fifth Congress of the Comintern on the national question in Central Europe and in the Balkans, and on Eastern and colonial questions.

July 
J. V. Stalin makes amendments to the text of the appeal of the Executive Committee of the Comintern “To All the Organisations of the Communist Party of Poland.”

August 2 
J. V. Stalin writes the article “Y. M. Sverdlov.”

August 
4 J. V. Stalin speaks at a meeting of the Organising Bureau of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) on the report of the Bureau’s commission on the Young Pioneer movement.

August 11 
J. V. Stalin speaks at a meeting of the Organising Bureau of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) on the report of the commission on the education of the Party members of the Lenin Enrolment.

August 16-20 
J. V. Stalin directs the proceedings of the plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.).

September 12 
J. V. Stalin finishes the article “Concerning the International Situation,” published in Pravda, No. 214, September 20, and in the magazine Bolshevik, No. 11.

October 20 
J. V. Stalin has a talk with young correspondents of the magazine Yuniye Stroitely (Young Builders).

October 21-24 
J. V. Stalin takes part in the proceedings of a conference of secretaries of rural Party units called by the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.).

October 22 
At the conference of secretaries of rural Party units called by the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.), J . V. Stalin speaks on “The Party’s Immediate Tasks in the Countryside.”

October 25-27 
J. V. Stalin directs the proceedings of the plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.).

October 26 
At the plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.), J . V. Stalin speaks on “The Party’s Tasks in the Countryside.”

Before November 7 
J. V. Stalin receives a delegation representing the workers of the Dynamo Factory, who invite him to attend a meeting at the factory on November 7 to celebrate the seventh anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution.

November 7 
J. V. Stalin speaks at a meeting of the workers at the Dynamo Factory held on the occasion of the seventh anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution and the unveiling of a memorial plaque to commemorate Lenin’s visit to the factory in 1921. J. V. Stalin makes an entry in the Red Book of the factory.

November 15 
J. V. Stalin writes his greetings to the First Cavalry Army on the occasion of its fifth anniversary.

November 16 
On the instructions of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.), J. V. Stalin writes a letter to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Germany in connection with the forthcoming Reichstag elections. In the letter he exposes the treacherous role played by counter-revolutionary German Social-Democracy.

November 17 
J . V. Stalin’s greetings to Kreslyanskaya Gazeta on its first anniversary are published in that newspaper, No. 51.

November 19 
J. V. Stalin delivers a speech on “Trotskyism or Leninism?” at a plenary meeting of the Communist group in the A.U.C.C.T.U.

November 20 
The Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) appoints J. V. Stalin to the Council of the Lenin Institute of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.).

November 29 
In the name of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) J . V. Stalin sends a letter to the Central Committee of the C.P.(B.) of the Ukraine on the fight against Trotskyism.

December 8 
J. V. Stalin speaks at a meeting of the Organising Bureau of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) on the report of the commission on the education of the Party members of the Lenin Enrolment.

December 17 
J. V. Stalin finishes the preface to his book On the Road to October.

December 19 
J. V. Stalin signs a circular letter of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) to all Party organisations calling for strict implementation of the decisions on internal trade adopted by the Thirteenth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.).

 

1 9 2 5

Beginning of January
J. V. Stalin has an interview with the members of the editorial board of Krasnaya Molodyozh on the tasks of that magazine. A report of the interview was published in Krasnaya Molodyozh, No. 1 (5), January 1925.

January 5
J. V. Stalin has an interview with students of the Stalino (Yuzovka) Party School who had come on an excursion to Moscow.
J. V. Stalin writes the appeal "Working Women and Peasant Women, Remember and Carry Out Ilyich's Behests!" The appeal was published in the magazine Rabotnitsa (Working Woman), No. 1, January 1925.

January 6
J. V. Stalin writes a letter to the All-Union Teachers' Congress. The letter was published in Uchitelskaya Gazeta (Teacher's Newspaper), No. 2, January 10, 1925.

January 9
J. V. Stalin has an interview with a group of Communists assigned for work in the countryside.

January 10
J. V. Stalin writes a letter to the leaders of the All-Union Association of Proletarian Writers concerning the convocation of a conference of proletarian writers.

January 17-20 
J. V. Stalin directs the proceedings of the plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.).

January 17
At a joint session of the plenums of the Central Committee and the Central Control Commission of the R.C.P.(B.), J. V. Stalin reports on the resolutions passed by local organisations on Trotsky's action.

January 19
J. V. Stalin speaks at the plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) on M. V. Frunze's report on "Budget Assignments for the People's Commissariat of Military and Naval Affairs of the U.S.S.R."

January 21
J. V. Stalin's letter to Rabochaya Gazeta on the first anniversary of the death of V. I. Lenin is published in Rabochaya Gazeta, No. 17.

January 25
J. V. Stalin writes an answer to Comrade D—ov's letter concerning the question of the victory of socialism in one country.

January 26
J. V. Stalin speaks at a meeting of the Organising Bureau of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) on "Dymovka."

January 27
J. V. Stalin delivers a speech at the Thirteenth Gubernia Conference of the Moscow organisation of the R.C.P.(B.) "Concerning the Question of the Proletariat and the Peasantry."

January 28
J. V. Stalin takes part in the meetings of the Executive Committee of the Communist International (E.C.C.I.) and of its Presidium.

January 30
In greetings telegraphed to the first congresses of the Communist Parties of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, J. V. Stalin defines the tasks of the Communist Parties in those republics after the national delimitation that had been carried out in Central Asia. The telegrams were published in the newspapers Pravda Vostoka (Truth of the East), No. 29, February 6, 1925, and Turkmenskaya Iskra (Turkmenian Spark), No. 34, February 14, 1925.

January 31
The Twenty-First Gubernia Party Conference of the Leningrad organisation of the R.C.P.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin a member of the Leningrad Gubernia Party Committee.

February 2
J. V. Stalin has an interview with a delegation from the All-Union Association of Proletarian Writers on questions concerning proletarian literature.

February 3
J. V. Stalin's interview with Herzog on "The Prospects of the Communist Party of Germany and Bolshevisation" is published in Pravda, No. 27.

February 6
J. V. Stalin has an interview with leading functionaries of the Central Committee and Moscow Committee of the Russian Leninist Young Communist League on questions concerning the work of the League.

February 7
J. V. Stalin has an interview with a delegation from the plenum of the "Proletkult" organisation on questions concerning the further work of this organisation.

February 9
J. V. Stalin has an interview with leading functionaries of the Central Committee of the R.L.Y.C.L. on questions concerning the work of the League.

February 15
J. V. Stalin sends greetings to the Seventh Tsaritsyn Gubernia Congress of Soviets.

February 18
J. V. Stalin takes part in a meeting of the Presidium of the E.C.C.I.

February 20
J. V. Stalin has an interview with representatives of Party and Soviet bodies in the Tula Gubernia on questions concerning the work of the co-operatives and on housing.

February 26
J. V. Stalin takes part in a meeting of the Presidium of the E.C.C.I.

February 28
J. V. Stalin writes a letter to Comrade Me—rt concerning the situation in the Communist Party of Germany.

March 6
J. V. Stalin sends greetings to the working people of Tajikistan on the occasion of the formation of the Tajik Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. The greetings were published in Pravda Vostoka, No. 58, March 12, 1925.

March 8
J. V. Stalin's article "International Women's Day" is published in Pravda, No. 56.

March 9
J. V. Stalin signs the notice "To all organisations of the R.C.P.(B.)" announcing the convocation of an All-Union Party Conference and agenda of this conference.

March 10
J. V. Stalin writes a letter to the cadets and to the commanding, political and teaching staff of the Stalin Infantry School in Nizhni Novgorod in connection with his election as an honorary cadet of the school. The letter was published in Nizhegorodskaya Kommuna (Nizhni-Novgorod Commune), No. 45, February 23, 1930
J. V. Stalin sends greetings to the Tsaritsyn Gubernia congress of agricultural co-operative delegates, wishing them success in drawing the toiling peasantry into the work of building socialism.

March 13
J. V. Stalin writes the message of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) sent to the Central Executive Committee of the Kuomintang in connection with the death of Sun Yat-sen. The message was published in Pravda, No. 60, March 14, 1925.

March 14 and 16
J. V. Stalin has an interview with a delegation from the First All-Union Congress of Village Correspondents.

March 15
J. V. Stalin sends greetings to the First Party Conference of the Kara-Kirghiz Autonomous Region in which he defines the tasks confronting the Communists of Kara-Kirghizia. The greetings were published in Pravda Vostoka,No. 67, March 26, 1925.

March 17
J. V. Stalin has an interview with the delegation from the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia which had arrived for the Fifth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.

March 21 — April 6
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the Fifth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.

March 21
J. V. Stalin is elected a member of the political and Czechoslovak commissions set up by the Fifth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.

March 22
J. V. Stalin's article "The International Situation and the Tasks of the Communist Parties" is published in Pravda, No. 66.

March 25
J. V. Stalin has an interview with the delegations from the workers at the Vladimir Ilyich and Dynamo factories who had come to invite him to attend their meetings for the election of deputies to the Moscow and District Soviets of Workers', Peasants' and Red Army Deputies.
J. V. Stalin has an interview with a delegation from the crew of the torpedo-boat "Stalin" of the Red Baltic Fleet.
J. V. Stalin has an interview with leading members of the staff of the Lenin Institute on questions concerning the work of the Institute.

March 27
J. V. Stalin has an interview with the delegation from the Communist Party of France which had arrived for the Fifth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.
J. V. Stalin speaks at a meeting of the Czechoslovak Commission of the Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I. on "The Communist Party of Czechoslovakia."

March 28 
At a meeting of the workers of Section No. 1 of the Locomotive Service of the Northern Railway, J. V. Stalin is elected a deputy to the Moscow Soviet of Workers', Peasants' and Red Army Men's Deputies.

March 30
J. V. Stalin speaks at a meeting of the Czechoslovak subcommission of the Fifth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I. on the situation in the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia.
J. V. Stalin speaks at a meeting of the Yugoslav Commission of the Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I. on "Concerning the National Question in Yugoslavia."
J. V. Stalin has an interview with a delegation from the Kirghiz Republic on the situation in Kirghizia.
J. V. Stalin has an interview with representatives of the editorial board of the newspaper Bednota on questions concerning the work of the peasant department of that newspaper.

April 1
J. V. Stalin has an interview with a delegation of workers from Section No. 1 of the Locomotive Service of the Northern Railway who had come to hand him his credentials as a deputy to the Moscow Soviet.

April 3
In a telegram to S. M. Kirov, Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan, J. V. Stalin greets the Communist Party of Azerbaijan on the occasion of its fifth anniversary. The telegram was published inBakinsky Rabochy (Baku Worker), No. 75, April 5, 1925.

April 6
J. V. Stalin speaks at a meeting of the Organising Bureau of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) on "The Active of the Young Communist League in the Countryside."

April 7
J. V. Stalin takes part in a meeting of the E.C.C.I.

April 13
J. V. Stalin has an interview with a delegation from the First All-Union Conference of Proletarian Students.

April 15
J. V. Stalin writes an address "To the First All-Union Conference of Proletarian Students." The address was published in Pravda, No. 87, April 16, 1925.

April 23-30
J. V. Stalin directs the proceedings of the plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.).

April 27-29
J. V. Stalin directs the proceedings of the Fourteenth Conference of the R.C.P.(B.).

May 1
J. V. Stalin is present at the May Day military parade and a demonstration of the working people in the Red Square, Moscow.

May 2
J. V. Stalin sends greetings to the editorial board of Pravda Vostoka (Tashkent) on the occasion of Press Day. The greetings were published in a special issue of Pravda Vostoka, May 6, 1925.

May 5 
J. V. Stalin has an interview with a delegation of workers from the October Railway.

May 6
J. V. Stalin writes a message of greetings to the newspaper Pod Znamenem Ilyicha (Under Ilyich's Banner), organ of the Communist University of the Toilers of the East, in which he defines the tasks confronting that newspaper.

May 7-11, 16
J. V. Stalin takes part in the proceedings of the Twelfth All-Russian Congress of Soviets.

May 9
J. V. Stalin delivers a report on "The Results of the Work of the Fourteenth Conference ofthe R.C.P.(B.)" at a meeting of the active of the Moscow organisation of the R.C.P.(B.).

May 11
The Twelfth All-Russian Congress of Soviets elects J. V. Stalin a member of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee.
The first session of the All-Russian C.E.C., Twelfth Convocation, elects J. V. Stalin a member of the Presidium of the All-Russian C.E.C.

May 13-20
J. V. Stalin takes part in the proceedings of the Third Congress of Soviets of the U.S.S.R.

May 18
J. V. Stalin speaks at a meeting of students at the Communist University of the Toilers of the East on "The Political Tasks of the University of the Peoples of the East."

May 20
The Third Congress of Soviets of the U.S.S.R. elects J. V. Stalin a member of the Union Soviet of the Central Executive Committee of the U.S.S.R.

May 21 
The first session of the C.E.C. of the U.S.S.R. elects J. V. Stalin a member of the Presidium of the C.E.C. of the U.S.S.R.

May 22
J. V. Stalin has an interview with delegates from the Turkmenian and Uzbek republics at the Third Congress of Soviets of the U.S.S.R.

May 23
J. V. Stalin has an interview with leading workers of Party and Soviet bodies in the South-Ossetian and North-Ossetian Autonomous Regions.

May 25
J. V. Stalin has an interview with delegates at the Third Congress of Soviets of the U.S.S.R. from the Turkmenian S.S.R. and the Tajik and Kazakh Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republics on the situation in these republics.

May 29
J. V. Stalin takes part in a meeting of the Presidium of the C.E.C. of the U.S.S.R.

June 1
J. V. Stalin has an interview with leading officials of the Uzbek S.S.R. and of the Daghestan and Tajik Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republics.

June 2
J. V. Stalin, V. M. Molotov and A. A. Andreyev send a letter to the members of the editorial board of Komsomolskaya Pravda.

June 3
J. V. Stalin has an interview with students of the courses organised by the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) for uyezd Party workers.

June 5
J. V. Stalin takes part in a meeting of the Presidium of the C.E.C. of the U.S.S.R.

June 9
J. V. Stalin speaks at the Sverdlov Communist University, answering questions put to him by students of the University.

June 13
J. V. Stalin's greetings "To the Sverdlov University (On the Occasion of the Second Graduation of Students of Basic and Trade-Union Courses)" are published in Pravda, No. 132.

June 27
J. V. Stalin has an interview with the chairmen of the Tambov, Orel, Voronezh and Kursk Gubernia Executive Committees of Soviets on the measures to be taken to rehabilitate the national economy in the black-earth belt.

June 30
J. V. Stalin's article "The National Question Once Again (Concerning the Article by Se-mich)" is published in the magazine Bolshevik, No. 11-12.

July 3
At a meeting of the Presidium of the E.C.C.I., J. V. Stalin is elected to the commission on the Polish question.

July 4
J. V. Stalin speaks at a meeting of the Polish Commission of the E.C.C.I. on the situation in the Communist Party of Poland.
J. V. Stalin's interview with Mr. Fuse, Japanese correspondent of the newspaper Nichi-Nichi, on "The Revolutionary Movement in the East" is published in Pravda, No. 150.

July 29
The Presidium of the E.C.C.I. elects J. V. Stalin to the commission on the German question.

August 18
J. V. Stalin sends a letter to the Cossacks of Goryachevodskaya Stanitsa acknowledging the receipt of the certificate of his election as an Honorary Cossack of that stanitsa on the occasion of its centenary. The letter was published in the newspaper Terek, No. 189, August 22, 1925.

September 12
J. V. Stalin writes a letter to V. M. Molotov concerning the anti-Bolshevik character of Zinoviev's article "The Philosophy of the Epoch."

September 15
J. V. Stalin writes an answer to a note by Comrade Yermakovsky.

September 19
J. V. Stalin's greetings to the patients at the Uch-Dere Sanatorium are published in the newspaper Sovietsky Yug (Soviet South), No. 215.

September 24
The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin to the commission set up to examine the proposals of the Central Asian Bureau of the C.C. of the R.C.P.(B.) for land and irrigation reform in Central Asia.

September 28
J. V. Stalin discusses with representatives of the Kazakh Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic the national and state structure of that republic.

October 3-10
J. V. Stalin directs the proceedings of the plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.).

October 10
J. V. Stalin writes a letter to Klara Zetkin concerning the state of affairs in the Communist Party of Germany.

October 12
J. V. Stalin has an interview with members of the staffs of the Agitation and Propaganda Departments of the Tiflis and Nizhni-Novgorod Party Committees, participants in the conference of heads of Agitation and Propaganda Departments convened by the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.).

October 14
J. V. Stalin has an interview with participants in the conference of Agitation and Propaganda Departments convened by the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.).

October 15
The announcement, signed by J. V. Stalin, of the convocation of the Fourteenth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.) is published in Pravda, No. 236.

October 19
J. V. Stalin has an interview with representatives of the South-Ossetian and North-Ossetian Autonomous Regions on the question of uniting the two regions.
J. V. Stalin speaks at a meeting of the Organising Bureau of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) on the work of the Tatar Party organisation.
J. V. Stalin has an interview with the Chairman of the Kursk Gubernia Executive Committee of Soviets and the Secretary of the Kursk Gubernia Party Committee on questions concerning work in the countryside.
J. V. Stalin has an interview with the manager of the Tula Small Arms Factory on questions concerning the work of the factory.

October 23
J. V. Stalin sends greetings to the workers at the Baltic Shipbuilding Yard on the occasion of the launching of the first Soviet-built timber-carrier, the "Comrade Stalin." The greetings were published in Izvestia, No. 246, October 27, 1925.

October 29
Komsomolskaya Pravda, No. 133, publishes J. V. Stalin's answers to questions put to him by the editorial board concerning the tasks of the Young Communist League.
J. V. Stalin visits M. V. Frunze, then lying ill in the Botkin (Soldatenkov) Hospital.

October 31
J. V. Stalin visits the Botkin Hospital where the body of M. V. Frunze was lying in state.

November 2 
J. V. Stalin attends the Frunze memorial meeting in the Bolshoi Theatre.

November 3
J. V. Stalin delivers a speech at the funeral of M. V. Frunze in the Red Square.

November 7
J. V. Stalin's article "October, Lenin, and the Prospects of Our Development" is published in Pravda, No. 255.

November 9
J. V. Stalin has an interview with leading functionaries of the Central Committee and Moscow Committee of the R.L.Y.C.L. on questions concerning the work of the League.

Before November 15
A Party meeting of the workers at the Stalin Workshops of the October Railway elects J. V. Stalin a delegate to the Fifth Party Conference of the Sokolniki District of Moscow.

November 16
J. V. Stalin has an interview with the leaders of the Azerbaijan sections of the Metalworkers' and Miners' Unions on the conditions of the workers.

November 18
J. V. Stalin takes part in a meeting of the Presidium of the C.E.G. of the U.S.S.R.
J. V. Stalin sends greetings to the Fifth Party Conference of the Sokolniki District of Moscow. The greetings were published in the newspaper Gudok (Siren), No. 265, November 20, 1925.

November 29
J. V. Stalin sends a telegram to Comrade Yaro-slavsky in Leningrad concerning the preparations for the Twenty-Second Gubernia Conference of the Leningrad organisation of the R.C.P.(B.).

December 1
The Twenty-Second Gubernia Conference of the Leningrad organisation of the R.C.P.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin an honorary member of the presidium of the conference.

December 5
The Fourteenth Gubernia Conference of the Moscow organisation of the R.C.P.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin an honorary member of the presidium of the conference.
J. V. Stalin's letter to the editorial board of Bed-nota is published in No. 2,278 of that newspaper.

December 8 
J. V. Stalin writes a letter to the presidium of the Twenty-Second Gubernia Conference of the Leningrad organisation of the R.C.P.(B.). The letter was published in the magazine Krasnaya Letopis (Red Annals), No. 1 (58), 1934.

December 9 
The Twenty-Second Gubernia Conference of the Leningrad organisation of the R.C.P.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin a member of the Leningrad Gubernia Party Committee.

December 13 
The Fourteenth Gubernia Conference of the Moscow organisation of the R.C.P.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin a delegate to the Fourteenth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.).

December 15
J. V. Stalin signs the appeal by members of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) to the "new opposition" concerning the maintenance of Party unity.
J. V. Stalin directs the proceedings of the plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) and delivers a speech on the subject of changing the name of the R.C.P.(B.) to Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Bolsheviks) — C.P.S.U.(B.).

December 18-31
J. V. Stalin directs the proceedings of the Fourteenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.).

December 18
J. V. Stalin delivers the political report of the Central Committee to the Fourteenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.).

December 20
J. V. Stalin replies to the discussion of the Fourteenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.) on the political report of the Central Committee.
J. V. Stalin makes a statement concerning the draft resolution on the Central Committee's report to the Fourteenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.). The statement was published in Pravda, No. 298, December 31, 1925.

December 28
J. V. Stalin directs the proceedings of the emergency plenum of the Central Committee of the Party and delivers a speech on the newspaper Leningradskaya Pravda owing to the "new opposition" utilising that newspaper for their factional anti-Party aims.

December 31
The Fourteenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin a member of the Central Committee of the C.P.S.U.(B.).

 

1926

January 1
J. V. Stalin directs the work of the plenum of the Central Committee, C.P.S.U.(B.), where he speaks on organisational questions.

J . V. Stalin is elected by the plenum to the Political Bureau, Organising Bureau and Secretariat of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.), and appointed General Secretary of the Party.

The plenum decided to prolong J. V. Stalin’s credentials as a delegate of the C.P.S.U.(B.) to the Executive Committee of the Communist International (E.C.C.I.).

January 5
J. V. Stalin informs V. M. Molotov, N. M. Shvernik, S. M. Kirov and others in Leningrad of the resolution passed on January 5, 1926, by the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.), exposing the factional activity of the Leningrad Gubernia Committee of the C.P.S.U.(B.).

January 8
J. V. Stalin directs a meeting of the C.P.S.U.(B.) delegation to the E.C.C.I.

January 16
J. V. Stalin has a talk with representatives of the American Communist Party delegation to the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.

January 19
J . V. Stalin has a talk with students of the Institute of Red Professors.

January 22
J. V. Stalin delivers speeches at a meeting of the Presidium of the E.C.C.I. on “The Fight against Right and ‘Ultra-Left’ Deviations.”

January 25
J . V. Stalin completes his work Concerning Questions of Leninism, which was published as a separate pamphlet on February 6, and printed in the magazine Bolshevik, No. 3, February 15, 1926.

February 5
J . V. Stalin has a talk with members of the Chinese Communist Party delegation to the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.

February 6-8
J. V. Stalin is elected by special Party conferences of the Volodarsky, Moskovsko-Narvsky and other districts of Leningrad as their first delegate to the Twenty-Third Special Leningrad Gubernia Conference of the C.P.S.U.(B.).

February 9
J. V. Stalin replies to a letter from P. F. Boltnev, V. I . Efremov and V. I . Ivlev on “The Peasantry as an Ally of the Working Class.”

February 10
Leningradskaya Pravda, No. 33, publishes the sixth chapter—“The Question of the Victory of Socialism in One Country”—of J. V. Stalin’s work Concerning Questions of Leninism.

J. V. Stalin replies to a letter of T. M. Pokoyev, chairman of the Poor Peasants’ Committee, Bobrinets District, Ukr.S.S.R. on “The Possibility of Building Socialism in Our Country.”

February 12
J . V. Stalin i s elected by the Twenty-Third Special Leningrad Gubernia Conference of the C.P.S.U.(B.) as a member of the Leningrad Gubernia Party Committee.

February 17-March 15
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.

February 17
At the first sitting of the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I., J. V. Stalin is elected to the Presidium of the E.C.C.I. plenum and to the Political, Eastern, and French Commissions of the plenum.

February 19
J . V. Stalin writes a letter to the members of the delegation of the C.P.S.U.(B.) in the E.C.C.I. in which he exposes Zinoviev who distorted the decisions of the Fourteenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.) when making the opening speech at the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I. 
J. V. Stalin has a talk with representatives of the German and French Communist Party delegations to the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.

February 20
The Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I. elects J . V. Stalin chairman of its German Commission.

February 21
At a meeting of the Bureau of the C.P.S.U.(B.) delegation to the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I., J. V. Stalin reports that the German delegation is dissatisfied with Zinoviev’s speech at the plenum.

February 23
The newspaper Kommunist, No. 43, organ of the Central Committee and Kharkov Okrug Committee of the Ukrainian Communist Party (Bolsheviks), prints a statement in memory of G. I. Kotovsky, written by J . V. Stalin.

J. V. Stalin attends a ceremonial meeting in the Bolshoi Theatre in honour of the Eighth Anniversary of the Red Army.

February 27
Publication of J . V. Stalin’s collection of writings entitled Questions of Leninism.

March 3
J. V. Stalin speaks at a meeting of the Bureau of the C.P.S.U.(B.) delegation to the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I. on the ideological struggle against the “ultra-Lefts” in the German Communist Party.

March 6
J. V. Stalin speaks in the French Commission of the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I. on the situation in the French Communist Party.

At a meeting of the Bureau of the C.P.S.U.(B.) delegation to the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I., J. V. Stalin opposes a proposal by Zinoviev that adherents of the “New Opposition” should be drawn into the work of the E.C.C.I.

March 7
Pravda, No. 55, publishes greetings from J . V. Stalin to working women and women toilers throughout the world in connection with the sixteenth celebration of International Communist Women’s Day.

March 8
At a meeting of the German Commission of the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I., J . V. Stalin delivers a speech on the fight against the “ultra-Lefts” in the German Communist Party.

March 15
At a meeting of the Organising Bureau of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.), J . V. Stalin delivers speeches on the plan of work of the Organising Bureau for March-August 1926 and on the elections to the Soviets.

March 16
J . V. Stalin has a talk with representatives of the German and French Communist Party delegations to the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.

March 17
The E.C.C.I. elects J. V. Stalin a member of its Presidium.

J. V. Stalin has a talk with representatives of the German Communist Party delegation to the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.

March 23
The newspapers Pravda and Komsomolskaya Pravda, Nos. 66, print a message of greetings by J. V. Stalin to the Seventh Congress of the All-Union Leninist Young Communist League.

April 3
The Political Bureau of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.) appoints J. V. Stalin a member of the Commission of the Political Bureau for drafting the theses on “The Economic Situation and Economic Policy” to be submitted for discussion at the April plenum of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.).

April 5
At a meeting of the Commission of the Political Bureau of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.), J. V. Stalin speaks in support of the theses on “The Economic Situation and Economic Policy.”

April 6-9
J. V. Stalin directs the work of the plenum of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.).

April 9
At the morning sitting of the plenum of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.), J . V. Stalin delivers a report on “The Economic Situation and Economic Policy.”

At the evening sitting, J. V. Stalin delivers a report on “The Plan of Work of the Political Bureau and the C.C. Plenum for 1926.”

April 12
J . V. Stalin delivers a report on the results of the work of the April plenum of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.) a t a plenum of the Leningrad Gubernia Committee of the C.P.S.U.(B.).

April 13
J. V. Stalin delivers a report on “The Economic Situation of the Soviet Union and the Policy of the Party” at a meeting of the active of the Leningrad organisation of the C.P.S.U.(B.).

April 20
J . V. Stalin has a talk with a delegation from the Stalin Factory (Bolshevo, Moscow Gubernia), which has come to invite him to their May Day celebration.

April 21
J. V. Stalin replies to a letter of Klara Zetkin on the organisation Workers’ International Relief (WIR).

Publication of J . V. Stalin’s pamphlet The Economic Situation of the Soviet Union.

April 25
Pravda, No. 95, publishes an appeal signed by J. V. Stalin, Secretary of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.) and V. V. Kuibyshev, Chairman of the C.C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.), addressed to all Party organisations and Party control commissions and to Party members engaged in economic, co-operative, trade, banking and other institutions, on the fight for a regime of economy.

April 26
J. V. Stalin writes a letter to L. M. Kaganovich and the other members of the Political Bureau of the C.C., Ukrainian Communist Party (Bolsheviks).

April 30
J. V. Stalin writes a letter to the members of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.) in which he exposes Zinoviev’s factional activity.

May 1
J. V. Stalin is present at the military parade of the Moscow Garrison and demonstration of the working people of Moscow in the Red Square.

May 5
J. V. Stalin has an interview with members of the press.

May 7
At a meeting of the Bureau of the C.P.S.U.(B.) delegation to the E.C.C.I., J. V. Stalin speaks on D. Z. Manuilsky’s article “Menshevism Inside-Out and Social-Fascism,” which was printed in the magazine Kommunistichesky Internatsional (Communist International), No. 4 (53), April 1926.

May 8
J. V. Stalin writes a letter to the members of the C.P.S.U.(B.) delegation to the E.C.C.I. exposing Zinoviev’s factional activity in the Comintern.

May 11
J. V. Stalin informs the representatives of the A.U.C.C.T.U. in Paris and Berlin of the British T.U.C. General Council’s refusal to accept financial aid from the workers of the U.S.S.R. for the British miners on strike.

May 15
J. V. Stalin writes a second letter to the members of the C.P.S.U.(B.) delegation to the E.C.C.I. exposing Zinoviev’s factional activity in the Comintern.

May 16
J. V. Stalin and V. M. Molotov have an interview with members of the press at the headquarters of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.).

J . V. Stalin has a talk with leading officials of the Central Committee of the All- Union Leninist Young Communist League and of the Young Communist International (Y.C.I.).

June 1
J. V. Stalin arrives in Tiflis.

June 2
J. V. Stalin inspects the Zemo-Avchaly hydroelectric power station and afterwards writes in the visitors’ book in Georgian: “Long live our work of construction and the workers, technicians and engineers engaged in it!” This message was published in the newspapers Zarya Vostoka, No. 1191, June 3 and Pravda, No. 133, June 12, 1926.

June 3
J. V. Stalin writes a letter to V. M. Molotov exposing the splitting, capitulatory policy of Trotsky and Zinoviev, and defining the basic line of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.) in foreign policy. 

J. V. Stalin attends a performance in the Tiflis State Opera House. During the interval he had a talk with M. Balanchivadze, the composer, about hi s opera “Tamar Tsbieri” and about Georgian opera music, and points to the influence of Russian composers, notably Chaikovsky, on Georgian composers.

June 8
At a meeting of the workers of the chief railway workshops in Tiflis, J . V. Stalin delivers a report on “The British Strike and the Events in Poland,” and replies to the greetings of the workers of the railway workshops. The report and the reply were published in the newspapers Zarya Vostoka, No. 1197, June 10, and Pravda, No. 136, June 16, 1926.

June 13
Bakinsky Rabochy (Baku Worker), No. 135, publishes J. V. Stalin’s reply to an invitation from the workers of Baku to visit their city.

June
J. V. Stalin is elected a member of the Communist Academy.

July 4
J. V. Stalin leaves the Caucasus for Moscow.

July 8
On the occasion of the appearance of its 1,000th issue, J. V. Stalin sends a message of congratulation to the newspaper Rabochaya Pravda (Workers’ Truth), organ of the Central Committee and Tiflis Committee of the Georgian Communist Party (Bolsheviks), the Georgian Trade Union Council, and the Tiflis Soviet of Workers’, Peasants’, and Red Army Deputies, the message being printed in that issue of the newspaper.

July 14-23
J. V. Stalin directs the work of the joint plenum of the C.C. and C.C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.).

July 14
At the joint plenum of the C.C. and C.C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.), J. V. Stalin speaks on the question of wages.

July 15
J. V. Stalin delivers a speech at the joint plenum of the C.C. and C.C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.) on a communication made by the Political Bureau on the decisions adopted by it in connection with the events in Britain, Poland and China.

July 22
a.m.

J. V. Stalin stands in the guard of honour at the bier of F. E. Dzerzhinsky in the House of Trade Unions.

Pravda, No. 166, publishes a statement by J. V. Stalin in memory of F. E. Dzerzhinsky.

At the morning sitting of the joint plenum of the C.C. and C.C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.), J. V. Stalin delivers a speech on the report of the Presidium of the C.C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.) on the case of Lashevich and others and on Party unity.

5.30 p.m.
J. V. Stalin takes part as pall bearer in carrying the coffin with the body of F. E. Dzerzhinsky out of the House of Trade Unions.

July 24
J . V. Stalin has a talk with officials of the All-Russian Extraordinary Commission—the Joint State Political Administration, in connection with the death of F. E. Dzerzhinsky.

July 27
J . V. Stalin has a talk with representatives of the Polish Communist Party.

July 28
J . V. Stalin has a talk with a representative of the British Labour Party visiting the U.S.S.R.

J . V. Stalin has a talk with a representative of the Finnish Communist Party.

August 6
J. V. Stalin replies to a letter from a representative of the Communist Party of India.

August 7
At a meeting of the Presidium of the E.C.C.I., J. V. Stalin delivers a speech on “The Anglo-Russian Committee.”

August 13
J. V. Stalin writes a letter to the members of the C.C. and C.C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.) in which he exposes the anti-Party conduct of Trotsky and Zinoviev at the July joint plenum of the C.C. and C.C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.).

September 21
J . V. Stalin sends a cable to the editorial board of the Daily Worker, central organ of the Workers Party of America.

October 8
J. V. Stalin writes a letter to Slepkov in connection with the latter’s article printed in Pravda of October 8, 1926.

October 11
J. V. Stalin delivers a speech at a meeting of the Political Bureau of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.) on “Measures for Mitigating the Inner-Party Struggle.”

October 19
An enlarged plenum of the Leningrad Gubernia Committee of the C.P.S.U.(B.) elects J . V. Stalin a delegate to the Fifteenth All-Union Conference of the C.P.S.U.(B.).

Between October 21 and 25
At the request of the Political Bureau of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.), J . V. Stalin writes the theses on “The Opposition Bloc in the C.P.S.U.(B.).”

October 22
The Presidium of the E.C.C.I. appoints J. V. Stalin to report on the Russian question at the Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.

October 23
A joint plenum of the C.C. and C.C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.) appoints J . V. Stalin to make a report a t the Fifteenth All-Union Conference of the C.P.S.U.(B.) on “The Opposition and the inner-Party Situation.”

October 25
The Political Bureau of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.) approves J. V. Stalin’s theses on “The Opposition Bloc in the C.P.S.U.(B.)” for submission to the October joint plenum of the C.C. and C.C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.).

October 26
The newspapers Pravda and Izvestia, Nos. 247, publish J. V. Stalin’s theses on “The Opposition Bloc in the C.P.S.U.(B.).”

At the joint plenum of the C.C. and C.C.C. C.P.S.U.(B.), J. V. Stalin delivers a speech in support of the theses on “The Opposition Bloc in the C.P.S.U.(B.).” The plenum endorses the theses for submission to the Fifteenth All-Union Conference of the C.P.S.U.(B.).

October 26 - November 3
J. V. Stalin directs the work of the Fifteenth All-Union Conference of the C.P.S.U.(B.).

November 1
At the Fifteenth All-Union Conference of the C.P.S.U. (B.), J . V. Stalin delivers a report on “The Opposition and the Inner-Party Situation.” The report was published in Pravda and Izvestia, Nos. 206, 257, November 5 and 6, 1926.

November 3
At the Fifteenth All-Union Conference of the C.P.S.U.(B.), J. V. Stalin replies to the discussion on his report on “The Opposition and the Inner-Party Situation.” The reply to the discussion was published in Pravda and Izvestia, Nos. 262, November 12, 1926.

November 6
J. V. Stalin writes a reply to the editorial board of Leningradskaya Pravda declining to give his consent to the publication of his conversation with Professor Jerome Davis of Yale University, a report of which was published in garbled form in the newspaper The New York American.

November 7
J . V. Stalin attends the military parade of the Moscow Garrison and demonstration of the working people of Moscow in the Red Square.

November 15
J. V. Stalin’s report and reply to the discussion at the Fifteenth All-Union Conference of the C.P.S.U.(B.) are published in pamphlet form under the title The Social-Democratic Deviation in Our Party.

November 20
At a meeting of the Presidium of the Executive Committee of the Comintern, J. V. Stalin communicates the plan of his report on “The Internal Situation in the C.P.S.U.(B.)” for the Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.

November 22 - December 16
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.

November 22
At its first sitting, the Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I. elects J . V. Stalin a member of its Presidium and of its Political Commission.

November 29-30
J. V. Stalin directs the work of a meeting of the Bureau of the C.P.S.U.(B.) delegation to the Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.

November 30
J. V. Stalin delivers a speech in the Chinese Commission of the Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I. on “The Prospects of the Revolution in China.”

November 22-December 16
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the Executive Committee of the Communist International (E.C.C.I.)..

December 2
The Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I. elects J. V. Stalin a member of its German commission.

December 4
J. V. Stalin has a talk with a representative of the Indian Communist Party.

December 7
J. V. Stalin delivers a report at the Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I. on internal questions of the C.P.S.U.(B.).

December 13
At the Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I., J. V. Stalin replies to the discussion on his report on inner-Party questions of the C.P.S.U.(B.).

December 17 
J. V. Stalin has a talk with Dimitrov, Kola-rov and other representatives of the Bulgarian Communist Party.

December 18
The Executive Committee of the Comintern elects J. V. Stalin a member of its Presidium.

December 22
J. V. Stalin participates in the discussion of the question of the fight against the "ultra-Lefts" in Germany at a joint meeting of the delegations of the C.P.S.U.(B.) and the German Communist Party taking part in the work of the Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.

December 23
The Seventh Party Conference of the Kras-naya Presnya District, Moscow, elects J. V. Stalin its first delegate to the Fifteenth Moscow Gubernia Party Conference.

December 24
At a joint meeting of representatives of the delegations of the C.P.S.U.(B.) and the American Communist Party to the Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I. J. V. Stalin speaks on the situation in the American Communist Party.
Once More on the Social-Democratic Deviation in Our Party — J. V. Stalin's report and reply to the discussion at the Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.—is published in pamphlet form.

December 29
J. V. Stalin has a talk with a delegation from the Armaturny Factory, Moscow.

December 30 
J. V. Stalin writes a letter to Ksenofontov.

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January 7
J. V. Stalin has a talk on the land question with a peasant delegate from the village of Yuryevka, Semirechye Region.

January 8
J. V. Stalin has a talk with a delegation of workers of Sokolniki District, Moscow.

January 14
J. V. Stalin addresses the Fifteenth Moscow Gubernia Party Conference.
J. V. Stalin has a talk with representatives of the Polish Communist Party.

January 21
J. V. Stalin attends a memorial meeting in the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, on the occasion of the third anniversary of the death of V. I. Lenin.

January 28
J. V. Stalin writes a letter to Comrade Zaitsev.

January 29
The Twenty-fourth Leningrad Gubernia Party Conference elects J. V. Stalin a member of the Leningrad Gubernia Committee of the C.P.S.U.(B.).

February 7-12
J. V. Stalin directs the work of a plenum of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.).

February 22
J. V. Stalin writes a letter to the workers of the Lena gold-fields on the occasion of the fifteenth anniversary of the Lena shooting.
J. V. Stalin sends greetings to the Stalingrad newspaper Borba on the occasion of its tenth anniversary.

February 23
At a meeting of the French commission of the E.C.C.I. Presidium, J. V. Stalin speaks on the tactics of the French Communist Party.
J. V. Stalin attends a meeting in the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, in celebration of the Red Army's ninth anniversary.

February 25
At a conference of representatives of the textile industry; convened by the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.), J. V. Stalin speaks on Bolshevik methods of leadership and on ways and means for the further development of the textile industry of the Soviet Union.

February 28
J. V. Stalin has a talk with a delegation of workers of the Stalin Railway Workshops, October Railway.

March 1
J. V. Stalin addresses a meeting of workers of the Stalin Railway Workshops, October Railway.
At the meeting he is elected a deputy to the Moscow Soviet.

March 7
J. V. Stalin writes a letter to Comrades Tsvetkov and Alypov.

March 9
J. V. Stalin speaks in the French commission of the Presidium of the E.C.C.I.

March 15
J. V. Stalin's article, "Concerning the Question of a Workers' and Peasants' Government. Reply to Dmitriev," is published in the magazine Bolshevik, No. 6, 1927.

March 20
J. V. Stalin writes a letter to Shinkevich.

March 29
J. V. Stalin addresses the Fifth All-Union Conference of the All-Union Leninist Young Communist League in Moscow.

April 2
The Eighth Congress of Soviets of the Moscow Gubernia elects J. V. Stalin a delegate to the Thirteenth All-Russian Congress of Soviets.

April 5
J. V. Stalin addresses a meeting of the active of the Moscow Party organisation on the character and prospects of the Chinese revolution.

April 8
The Sixteenth Congress of Soviets of the Leningrad Gubernia elects J. V. Stalin a delegate to the Thirteenth All-Russian Congress of Soviets.

April 9
J. V. Stalin writes a letter to Chugunov.

April 10-16
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the Thirteenth All-Russian Congress of Soviets.

April 13-16
J. V. Stalin directs the work of a plenum of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.).

April 13
At the plenum of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.), J. V. Stalin speaks on the question of the plenum's agenda and in the discussion on M. I. Kalinin's report on "Questions of the Congresses of Soviets of the U.S.S.R. and R.S.F.S.R."

April 15
J. V. Stalin's article, "The Party's Three Fundamental Slogans on the Peasant Question. Reply to Yan—sky," is published in the magazine Bolshevik, No. 7-8, 1927.

April 16
The Thirteenth All-Russian Congress of Soviets elects J. V. Stalin a member of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee.

April 18-26
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the Fourth Congress of Soviets of the U.S.S.R.

April 19-20
J. V. Stalin writes the theses for propagandists "Questions of the Chinese Revolution." The theses, approved by the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.), were published in Pravda, No. 90, April 21, 1927.

April 26
The Fourth Congress of Soviets of the U.S.S.R. elects J. V. Stalin a member of the Central Executive Committee of the U.S.S.R.

May 1
J. V. Stalin attends the May Day parade of troops of the Moscow garrison and the demonstration of the working people of the capital on the Red Square.

May 5
J. V. Stalin's greetings to Pravda on its fifteenth anniversary is published in Pravda, No. 99.

May 9
J. V. Stalin writes the article "Concerning Questions of the Chinese Revolution. Reply to Comrade Marchulin." The article was published in the magazine Derevensky Kommunist, No. 10, May 15, 1927.

May 13
J. V. Stalin has a talk with students of the Sun Yat-sen University on questions of the Chinese Revolution.

May 20
J. V. Stalin writes the article "The Slogan of the Dictatorship of the Proletariat and Poor Peasantry in the Period of Preparation for October. Reply to S. Pokrovsky." The article was first published in 1928, in the book: J. Stalin,Problems of Leninism.

May 24
J. V. Stalin speaks on "The Revolution in China and the Tasks of the Comintern" at a sitting of the Eighth Plenum of the Executive Committee of the Comintern.

May 30
J. V. Stalin writes greetings to the students of the fourth graduation from the Communist University of the Toilers of the East.

June 23
J. V. Stalin writes a reply to S. Pokrovsky.

July 24-27
J. V. Stalin writes an article "Notes on Contemporary Themes." The article was published in Pravda, No. 169, July 28, 1927.

July 29-August 9
J. V. Stalin directs the work of the joint plenum of the Central Committee and Central Control Commission of the C.P.S.U.(B.).

August 1
At a meeting of the joint plenum of the Central Committee and Central Control Commission of the C.P.S.U.(B.), J. V. Stalin delivers a speech on "The International Situation and the Defence of the U.S.S.R."

August 2
At a meeting of the joint plenum of the Central Committee and Central Control Commission of the C.P.S.U.(B.), J. V. Stalin is elected to the commission for editing the draft resolution on the international situation.

August 5
At a meeting of the joint plenum of the Central Committee and Central Control Commission of the C.P.S.U.(B.), J. V. Stalin delivers a speech in connection with G. K. Orjonikidze's report on the breach of Party discipline by Zinoviev and Trotsky.

August 6-9
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the commission of the joint plenum of the Central Committee and Central Control Commission of the C.P.S.U.(B.) for drafting the resolution on the breach of Party discipline by Zinoviev and Trotsky.

August 9
At a meeting of the joint plenum of the Central Committee and Central Control Commission of the C.P.S.U.(B.), J. V. Stalin delivers a speech "With Reference to the Opposition's 'Declaration' of August 8, 1927."

August 11
J. V. Stalin is present at a meeting of the active of the Moscow organisation of the C.P.S.U.(B.) during the discussion of a report on the decisions of the August joint plenum of the Central Committee and Central Control Commission of the C.P.S.U.(B.).

September 4
J. V. Stalin is present at a youth demonstration held in the Red Square, Moscow, to celebrate the thirteenth anniversary of International Youth Day.

September 9
J. V. Stalin has an interview with the first American labour delegation.

September 16
J. V. Stalin writes a letter to M. I. Ulyanova.
J. V. Stalin has a talk with the French writer Henri Barbusse.

September 27
At a joint meeting of the Presidium of the Executive Committee of the Communist International and the International Control Commission, J. V. Stalin delivers a speech on "The Political Complexion of the Russian Opposition."

September 30
J. V. Stalin has a talk with a group of members of the Executive Committee of the Comintern and with E. Thalmann, the chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Germany.

October 21-23
J. V. Stalin directs the work of the joint plenum of the Central Committee and Central Control Commission of the C.P.S.U.(B.).

October 23
At a meeting of the joint plenum of the Central Committee and Central Control Commission of the C.P.S.U.(B.), J. V. Stalin delivers a speech on "The Trotskyist Opposition Before and Now."
The joint plenum of the Central Committee and Central Control Commission of the C.P.S.U.(B.) appoints J. V. Stalin to make the Central Committee's political report at the Fifteenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.).

October 26 
J. V. Stalin has a talk with a delegation of workers from the Moscow State Aircraft Factory.

October
J. V. Stalin writes the synopsis of the article "The International Character of the October Revolution."

November 3
The Eighth Krasnaya Presnya District Conference of the C.P.S.U.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin as a delegate to the Sixteenth Moscow Gubernia Conference of the C.P.S.U.(B.).

November 5 
J. V. Stalin gives an interview to foreign workers' delegations who have arrived in the U.S.S.R. to take part in the celebration of the tenth anniversary of theGreatOctoberSocialist Revolution.

November 6
J. V. Stalin delivers a speech of greetings at a meeting of the Moscow Soviet held to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution.

November 6-7
J. V. Stalin's article "The International Character of the October Revolution. On the Occasion of the Tenth Anniversary of the October Revolution" is published in Pravda, No. 255.

November 7
J. V. Stalin is present at the military parade of the Moscow garrison and the demonstration of the working people in the Red Square, Moscow, held in honour of the tenth anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution.

November 9
J. V. Stalin delivers a speech of greetings at a meeting in the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, called by the Central Council of the Society for the Promotion of Air and Chemical Defence of the U.S.S.R. in honour of the tenth anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution and the progress of aircraft construction in the U.S.S.R.

November 10 
J. V. Stalin attends the first session of the World Congress of the Friends of the U.S.S.R. held in the Hall of Columns of the House of Trade Unions.

November 16 
J. V. Stalin has a talk with a group of army personnel — delegates to the Seventh Party Conference of the Moscow Military Area.

November 18 
J. V. Stalin's greetings to the Seventh Party Conference of the Moscow Military Area are published in Krasnaya Zvezda, No. 263.

November 19 
The First Leningrad Regional Conference of the C.P.S.U.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin to the Leningrad Regional Committee of the C.P.S.U.(B.).

November 23 
At the Sixteenth Moscow Gubernia Conference of the C.P.S.U.(B.), J. V. Stalin delivers a speech on "The Party and the Opposition."

November 28
The Sixteenth Moscow Gubernia Conference of the C.P.S.U.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin as a delegate to the Fifteenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.).

December 2-19
J. V. Stalin directs the work of the Fifteenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.).

December 3
J. V. Stalin delivers the political report of the Central Committee to the Fifteenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.).

December 7
J. V. Stalin replies to the discussion on the Central Committee's political report to the Fifteenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.).

December 12
The Fifteenth Party Congress elects J. V. Stalin to the commission for drafting the resolution on the report of the C.P.S.U.(B.) delegation in the Executive Committee of the Comintern.

December 16
J. V. Stalin writes an answer to the enquiry made by foreign press correspondents in Moscow concerning the counterfeit "articles by Stalin."

December 17
J. V. Stalin takes part in the meeting of the commission set up by the Fifteenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.) to draft the resolution on the report of the C.P.S.U.(B.) delegation in the Executive Committee of the Comintern.

December 19
The Fifteenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin to the Central Committee of the Party.
J . V. Stalin takes part in the work of the plenum of the Central Committee of the C.P.S.U.(B.) that was elected by the Fifteenth Congress.
The plenum of the Central Committee of the C.P.S.U.(B.), with the participation of members of the Presidium of the Central Control Commission, elects J. V. Stalin to the Political Bureau, Organising Bureau and Secretariat of the Central Committee, and appoints him General Secretary of the Central Committee of the C.P.S.U.(B.).

 

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January 7
J. V. Stalin has a talk with S. M. Kirov, Secretary of the Leningrad Regional Committee, C.P.S.U.(B.).

January 10
J. V. Stalin has a talk with the Chairman of the Tver Cotton Textile Trust on questions of the rationalisation of production.

January 11
J. V. Stalin has a talk with representatives of Party and Soviet organs of the Bryansk Guber-nia on the work of industry and on collective agreements.

January 13
J. V. Stalin has a talk with representatives of the Union of Agricultural Co-operatives, Khle-botsentr, Khleboprodukt and the People's Commissariat of Trade of the U.S.S.R.

January 15
J. V. Stalin leaves for Siberia in connection with the unsatisfactory state of the grain procurements in that territory.

January 18
J. V. Stalin attends a meeting in Novosibirsk of the Bureau of the Siberian Territorial Committee of the C.P.S.U.(B.) together with representatives of the grain procurement organisations.

January 22
J. V. Stalin conducts a conference in Barnaul of the active of the Barnaul organisation of the C.P.S.U.(B.) together with representatives of the Biisk and Rubtsovsk okrug Party organisations on the fulfilment of the grain procurement plan.

January 23 
At a meeting of the Bureau of the Rubtsovsk Okrug Committee of the C.P.S.U.(B.), J. V. Stalin speaks on the progress of grain procurements in the area.

January 27 and 28
J. V. Stalin takes part in a discussion on grain procurements at meetings of the Bureau of the Omsk Okrug Committee, C.P.S.U.(B.).

February 6
J. V. Stalin arrives back in Moscow from Siberia.

February 9-26
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the Ninth Plenum of the Executive Committee of the Comintern.

February 10
J. V. Stalin has a talk with A. A. Zhdanov Secretary of the Nizhni-Novgorod Gubernia Committee, C.P.S.U.(B.).

February 13
J. V. Stalin writes a letter to all organisations of the C.P.S.U.(B.) on "First Results of the Procurement Campaign and the Further Tasks of the Party.";

February 23
J. V. Stalin's greetings to the Red Army on its tenth anniversary are published in Krasnaya Zvezda, No. 46.

February 25
J. V. Stalin speaks on "Three Distinctive Features of the Red Army"; at a plenum of the Moscow Soviet held in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Red Army.

February 26
J. V. Stalin attends a parade of troops of the Moscow Garrison and a demonstration of the working people on the Red Square, Moscow, arranged in honour of the tenth anniversary of the Red Army.
J. V. Stalin visits an exhibition of the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia dedicated to the tenth anniversary of the Red Army.

March 21
J. V. Stalin has a talk with members of the staffs of the newspaper Pravda and the magazine Bolshevik.
J. V. Stalin has a talk with the Secretary of the Omsk Okrug Committee of the C.P.S.U.(B.) on grain procurements.

March 28
J. V. Stalin has a talk with representatives of the Stalingrad Gubernia Committee of the C.P.S.U.(B.) and of the Gubernia Executive Committee on reorganisation of administrative districts.

April 6-11
J. V. Stalin directs the work of a joint plenum of the C.C. and C.C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.).

April 10
J. V. Stalin speaks at the joint plenum of the C.C. and C.C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.) on the report of the commission set up by the Political Bureau of the C.C. to recommend practical measures to eliminate the shortcomings revealed by the Shakhty affair. The plenum elects J. V. Stalin to the commission appointed to prepare the final draft of the resolution on this question.

April 13
J. V. Stalin delivers a report to a meeting of the active of the Moscow organisation of the C.P.S.U.(B.) on The Work of the April Joint Plenum of the Central Committee and Central Control Commission.

April 30
J. V. Stalin writes a message of greetings to the workers of Kostroma in connection with the unveiling of a monument to V. I. Lenin in Kostroma on May 1, 1928.

May 1
J. V. Stalin attends the May Day parade of troops of the Moscow Garrison and the demonstration of the working people on the Red Square, Moscow.

May 9
J. V. Stalin received a delegation of students of the Sverdlov Communist University.
J. V. Stalin has a talk with the head of the Chief Metal Board of the Supreme Council of National Economy of the U.S.S.R. on reconstruction of the metal industry.

May 16
J. V Stalin delivers a speech at the Eighth Congress of the All-Union Leninist Young Communist League

May 26
J. V. Stalin writes a message of greetings to Komsomolskaya Pravda in connection with the newspaper's third anniversary. The greetings are published in Komsomolskaya Pravda, No. 122, May 27, 1928.

May 27
J. V. Stalin's greetings to the Sverdlov Communist University on its tenth anniversary are published in Pravda, No. 122.

May 28
J. V. Stalin attends a meeting in the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Sverdlov Communist University.
J. V. Stalin has a talk with students of the Institute of Red Professors, the Communist Academy and the Sverdlov Communist University about the situation on the grain front.

May 30
J. V. Stalin receives the Secretaries of the Tula, Smolensk, Yaroslavl and Vladimir Gubernia Committees, C.P.S.U.(B.).

June 8
J. V. Stalin writes a letter to the Party affairs study circle at the Communist Academy on Slepkov's theses on self-criticism.

June 12
J. V. Stalin writes an article "Lenin and the Question of the Alliance with the Middle Peasant. Reply to Comrade S."; The article was published in Pravda, No. 152, July 3, 1928.

June 20
J. V. Stalin writes a letter "To the Members of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee. Reply to Frumkin. (With Reference to Frum-kin's Letter of June 15, 1928.)";

June 26
J. V. Stalin's article "Against Vulgarising the Slogan of Self-Criticism"; is published in Pravda, No. 146.

July 4-12
J. V. Stalin directs the work of a plenum of the C.C.. C.P.S.U.(B.).

July 5
J. V. Stalin delivers a speech on "The Programme of the Comintern"; at the plenum of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.).

July 9
J. V. Stalin delivers a speech on "Industrialisation and the Grain Problem"; at the plenum of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.).

July 11
J. V. Stalin delivers a speech "On the Bond between the Workers and Peasants and on State Farms"; at the plenum of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.).

July 13
J. V. Stalin delivers a report on Results of the July Plenum of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.) at a meeting of the active of the Leningrad organisation of the C.P.S.U.(B.).

July 16
J. V. Stalin's message "To the Leningrad Oso-aviakhim"; in connection with Defence Week is published in Krasnaya Gazeta (Leningrad), No. 163.

July 17
The Sixth Congress of the Comintern elects J. V. Stalin to the Presidium of the congress.
J. V. Stalin takes part in a meeting of the C.P.S.U.(B.) delegation to the Sixth Congress of the Comintern and is elected to the delegation's bureau.

July 19
J. V. Stalin is elected to the commission set up by the Sixth Congress of the Comintern to draft the Comintern Programme.

July 30
J. V. Stalin is elected to the Political Commission set up by the Sixth Congress of the Comintern to draft theses on the international situation and the tasks of the Communist International.

August 31
J. V. Stalin writes a letter to V. V. Kuibyshev.

September 1
The Sixth Congress of the Comintern elects J. V. Stalin a member of the Executive Committee of the Comintern.

September 3 
A plenum of the E.C.C.I. elects J. V. Stalin a member of its Presidium.

October 9
Pravda, No. 235, publishes the obituary notice, "To the Memory of Comrade I. I. Skvortsov-Stepanov,"; written by J. V. Stalin.

October 12
J. V. Stalin attends the funeral of I. I. Skvortsov-Stepanov.

October 19
J. V. Stalin delivers a speech on "The Right Danger in the C.P.S.U.(B.)"; at a plenum of the Moscow Committee and Moscow Control Commission of the C.P.S.U.(B.).

October 27
J. V. Stalin writes a "Reply to Comrade Sh."; 
J. V. Stalin receives the Chairman of the Central Committee of the Railwaymen's Union.

October 28
J. V. Stalin's message of greetings "To the Leninist Young Communist League"; on the occasion of its tenth anniversary is published in Pravda, No. 252.

October 30
J. V. Stalin receives representatives of the Central Students Bureau of the All-Union Central Council of Trade Unions.

November 6
J. V. Stalin attends a meeting of the Moscow Soviet in celebration of the eleventh anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution.

November 7 
J. V. Stalin attends the parade of troops of the Moscow Garrison and the demonstration of the working people on the Red Square, Moscow.

November 16-2
J. V. Stalin directs the work of a plenum of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.).

November 17
J. V. Stalin's message of greetings "On the Tenth Anniversary of the First Congress of Working Women and Peasant Women"; is published in Pravda, No. 267.

November 19
J. V. Stalin delivers a speech on Industrialisation of the Country and the Right Deviation in the C.P.S.U.(B.) at a plenum of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.).

November 20
J. V. Stalin is elected to the commission set up by the plenum of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.) to draft the resolution on the control figures of the national economy of the U.S.S.R. for 192829.

November 25 
J. V. Stalin's letter to the workers of the "Ka-tushka"; and Yartsevo factories, Smolensk Gu-bernia, in connection with the organisation of emulation for the exemplary carrying out of the elections to the Soviets is published inPravda, No. 274.

November 26 
J. V. Stalin receives the secretaries of the district committees of the Moscow city organisation of the C.P.S.U.(B.).

November 27 
J. V. Stalin receives leading Y.C.L. officials.

November 29
J. V. Stalin writes a message of greetings to the workers of the Krasny Profintern Factory (Bezhitsa) in connection with the campaign for the elections to the Soviets. The greetings are published in Pravda, No. 278, November 30, 1928.

December 4
J. V. Stalin has a talk with a delegation of worker and peasant correspondents.

December 9 
J. V. Stalin's greetings to the Frunze Military Academy on its tenth anniversary are published in Pravda, No. 286,

December 12 
J. V. Stalin has a talk with members of the staff of Izvestia.

December 19
J. V. Stalin delivers a speech on The Right Danger in the German Communist Party at a sitting of the Presidium of the E.C.C.I. J. V. Stalin has a talk with leading officials of the Komi Region on the reorganisation of administrative districts.

December 28
J. V. Stalin writes a "Reply to Kushtysev.";

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End of January and beginning of February
J. V. Stalin delivers speeches on "Bukharin's Group and the Right Deviation in Our Party"; at a joint meeting of the Political Bureau of the C.C. and Presidium of the C.C.C.,C.P.S.U.(B.).

February 2
J. V. Stalin writes a "Reply to Bill-Belotser-kovsky.";
J. V. Stalin writes a message of greetings to the working men and women of the Krasny Treu-golnik Factory in connection with the adoption of the seven-hour day. The greetings are published in Leningradskaya Pravda, No. 28, February 3, 1929.

February 12
J. V. Stalin has a talk with a delegation of Ukrainian writers.

February 22
J. V. Stalin sends a telegram of greetings to the Red Army men, commanders and political officers of the First Red Cossack Regiment, stationed at Proskurov, on the occasion of the eleventhanniversaryoftheRed Army.

March 1
J. V. Stalin's greetings on the occasion of the publication of Selskokhozyaistvennaya Gazeta are published in the first issue of the newspaper.

March 14
The Second Leningrad Regional Party Conference elects J. V. Stalin to the Leningrad Regional Committee of the C.P.S.U.(B.).

March 18
J. V. Stalin writes "The National Question and Leninism. Reply to Comrades Meshkov, Kovalchuk, and Others

March 30
J. V. Stalin attends a joint meeting of the Presidiums of the Central Executive Committee of the U.S.S.R., of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee, and of the Councils of People's Commissars of the U.S.S.R. and R.S.F.S.R., arranged in honour of M. I. Kalinin on the occasion of his tenth anniversary as President of the A.R.C.E.C. and C.E.C. of the U.S.S.R.

 

April 16-23
J. V. Stalin directs the work of a plenum of the C.C. and C.C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.).

April 22
At the plenum of the C.C. and C.C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.), J . V. Stalin delivers a speech on “The Right Deviation in the C.P.S.U.(B.).”

April 23-29
J. V. Stalin directs the work of the Sixteenth All-Union Conference of the C.P.S.U.(B.).

April 27
At the Sixteenth All-Union Conference of the C.P.S.U.(B.), J . V. Stalin is elected to the commission for drafting the resolution on ways and means of promoting agriculture and tax relief for the middle peasant.

April 29
J. V. Stalin directs the work of a plenum of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.).

May 1
J . V. Stalin attends the May Day parade of the troops of the Moscow Garrison and the demonstration of the working people of the capital on the Red Square.

May 4
J . V. Stalin has a talk with a delegation of Donbas miners.

May 6
J. V. Stalin delivers a speech in the American Commission of the Presidium of the Executive Committee of the Comintern on the Right factionalists in the American Communist Party.

May 11
J . V. Stalin writes the article, “Emulation and Labour Enthusiasm of the Masses,” a foreword to Mikulina’s pamphlet, Emulation of the Masses. The article is published in Pravda, No. 114, May 22.

May 14
J. V. Stalin delivers speeches on the situation in the American Communist Party at a meeting of the Presidium of the Executive Committee of the Comintern.

May 20-28
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the Fifth Congress of Soviets of the U.S.S.R.

May 28
At the Fifth Congress of Soviets of the U.S.S.R. J. V. Stalin is elected a member of the Union Soviet of the C.E.C., U.S.S.R.

June 18
J. V. Stalin and V. M. Molotov have a talk with a delegation of representatives of the timber industry.

July 9
J. V. Stalin writes a letter to Comrade Felix Kon.

July 10
J. V. Stalin sends a congratulatory message to the Ukrainian Young Communist League on its tenth anniversary. The message is published in Pravda, No. 157, July 12.

July 24
J. V. Stalin is present at exercises of a squadron of the Black Sea Fleet.

July 25
J . V. Stalin pays a visit to the Cruiser “Chervona Ukraina,” attends an amateur concert given by the crew, and makes an entry in the logbook of the cruiser.

October 30
J. V. Stalin writes a message of greetings to the Special Far Eastern Army on the occasion of the twelfth anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution. The message is published in Trevoga, No. 52, and Pravda, No. 259, November 7.

November 3
J . V. Stalin writes the article “A Year of Great Change,” published in Pravda, No 259, November 7.

November 7
J. V. Stalin attends the parade of the troops of the Moscow Garrison and the demonstration of the working people of the capital on the Red Square on the occasion of the twelfth anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution.

November 10-17
J. V. Stalin directs the work of a plenum of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.).

November 13
At a meeting of the plenum of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.), J . V. Stalin delivers a speech denouncing the factional activities of the leaders of the Bukharin opposition.

November 7
The plenum of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.) elects J . V. Stalin to a commission set up for the final draft of the resolution on the control figures for the national economy in 1929-30, and for drafting a resolution on Bukharin’s group of Right deviators.

November 15
The plenum of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.) elects J . V. Stalin to a commission set up to draft the final text of a resolution on the results and further tasks of collective-farm development.

November 29
J . V. Stalin takes part in the work of the Second Session of the C.E.C., U.S.S.R., fifth convocation.

December 18
J. V. Stalin’s article, “A Necessary Correction,” is published in Pravda, No. 298.

December 21
J. V. Stalin writes a reply to all organisations and comrades who sent him congratulations on his fiftieth birthday. The reply is published in Pravda, No. 302, December 22.

December 21
J. V. Stalin delivers a speech to an All-Union Conference of Marxist Students of Agrarian Questions “Concerning Questions of Agrarian Policy in the U.S.S.R.” The speech was published in Pravda, No. 309, December 29.


1930

January 2
J. V. Stalin’s message of greetings to the workers of Stalingrad on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the liberation of the city from the whiteguards is published in Pravda, No. 2.

January 5
On the motion of J . V. Stalin, the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.) adopts a decision on “The Rate of Collectivisation and State Measures to Assist Collective-Farm Development.” The decision was published in Pravda, No 6, January 6.

January 17
J . V. Stalin writes a letter to A. M. Gorky.

January 19
J . V. Stalin writes the article, “Concerning the Policy of Eliminating the Kulaks as a Class.” The article was published in Pravda, No. 21, and Krasnaya Zvezda, No. 18, January 21.

January 21
J . V. Stalin attends a memorial meeting in the Bolshoi Theatre on the occasion of the sixth anniversary of the death of V. I. Lenin.

February 9
J. V. Stalin writes the “Reply to the Sverdlov Comrades.” It was published in Pravda, No. 40, February 10.

February 13
In response to the request of numerous organisations and general meetings of workers, peasants and Red Army men, J. V. Stalin is awarded a second Order of the Red Banner for his outstanding services on the front of socialist construction. The resolution of the Central Executive Committee of the U.S.S.R. making the award was published in Pravda, No. 53, February 23.

February 22
J. V. Stalin writes a message of greetings to the First Cavalry Army on the occasion of its tenth anniversary. The message was published in Pravda, No. 53, February 23.

J. V. Stalin writes a reply to a letter from the workers of the Izhevsk factory wishing them success in the fulfilment of their plan of production of munitions for the Red Army. The reply was published in Izhevskaya Pravda, No. 51, March 2.

J. V. Stalin attends a celebration meeting of the Moscow Soviet in the Bolshoi Theatre on the occasion of the twelfth anniversary of the Red Army and the tenth anniversary of the First Cavalry Army.

March 2
J . V. Stalin’s article, “Dizzy With Success” is published in Pravda, No. 60.

Not later than March 14
J . V. Stalin works on drafting a decision of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.) on “The Fight Against Distortions of the Party Line in the Collective-Farm Movement.” The decision was published in Pravda, No. 73, March 15.

March 19
J. V. Stalin replies to a letter of Comrade Bezymensky.

April 3
J. V. Stalin’s article, “Reply to Collective-Farm Comrades” is published in Pravda, No. 92.

April 21
J. V. Stalin writes a message to the workers of the Stalin Metal Works, Leningrad, congratulating them on completing ahead of schedule the first powerful turbine to be produced in the U.S.S.R. The message was published inLeningradskaya Pravda, No. 112, April 23.

April 25
J. V. Stalin writes a message of congratulation to the first graduates of the Industrial Academy. The message was published in Pravda, No. 115, April 26.

April 26
J. V. Stalin’s message of greetings to the builders of the Turkestan-Siberian Railway on the occasion of the completion of the construction and the opening of through traffic is published in Pravda, No. 115.

May 1
J . V. Stalin attends the May Day military parade and demonstration of the working people of the capital on the Red Square.

May 10
J. V. Stalin’s message of greetings to the Special Cavalry Brigade on the occasion of its tenth anniversary is published in Pravda, No. 127.

May 27
The Krasnaya Presnya and Bauman District Party Conferences elect J. V. Stalin as a delegate to the Moscow Regional Party Conference and to the Sixteenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.).

May 31
J . V. Stalin replies to a letter of Comrade M. Rafail.

June 16
J. V. Stalin sends a message of greetings to the personnel of the Rostov Agricultural Machinery Works congratulating them on the completion of the building of the works ahead of programme. The message is published in Pravda, No. 165, June 17.

J. V. Stalin writes a reply to a letter of greetings from collective farmers of the Kanevskaya District, Krasnodar territory. The reply is published in Krasnoye Znamya (Krasnodar), No. 137, June 18, and in Pravda, No. 167, June 19.

June 17
J. V. Stalin sends a message of greetings to the workers of the Stalingrad Tractor Works congratulating them on the completion and starting ahead of schedule of the first tractor works in the U.S.S.R. The message is published inPravda, No. 166, June 18.

June 25
J. V. Stalin directs the work of a plenum of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.). The plenum approves the theses prepared by the Political Bureau for the Sixteenth Party Congress and appoints J . V. Stalin to make the report a t the Sixteenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.) on the first item of the agenda (political report of the Central Committee).

June 27
J . V. Stalin delivers the political report of the Central Committee at the Sixteenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.).

July 2
J. V. Stalin at the Sixteenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.) replies to the discussion on the Political Report of the C.C. of the Party.

July 6
J. V. Stalin is present at the Dynamo Stadium for the sports festival held in honour of the Sixteenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.).

July 10

The Sixteenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin to the commission for the final editing of the resolution on the report on the collective-farm movement and the progress of agriculture.

July 12 
The Sixteenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin a member of the Central Committee of the Party.

July 13
The plenum of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin a member of the Political Bureau, the Organising Bureau and the Secretariat of the C.C. and appoints him General Secretary of the Central Committee of the C.P.S.U.(B.)

August 14 
On the motion of J. V. Stalin, the Central Executive Committee and Council of People's Commissars of the U.S.S.R. adopt a decision on "Universal Compulsory Elementary Education."

August
J. V. Stalin writes his reply to Comrade Shatunovsky's letter.

November 6 
J. V. Stalin attends the celebration meeting of the Moscow Soviet on the occasion of the thirteenth anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution.

November 7
J. V. Stalin is present at the military parade of the Moscow Garrison and the demonstration of the working people of the capital in the Red Square in honour of the thirteenth anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution.

November December 7
J. V. Stalin answers Comrade Ch.'s letters.

ecember 9
J. V. Stalin talks with members of the bureau of the C.P.S.U.(B.) unit at the Institute of Red Professors of Philosophy and Natural Science on the situation at the philosophical front and the tasks of the struggle on tw

December 12
J. V. Stalin writes his reply to Demyan Bedny's letter.

December 17-21 
J. V. Stalin directs the work of the joint plenum of the C.C. and C.C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.).

December 24 
J. V. Stalin, by decision of the Council of People's Commissars of the U.S.S.R., is appointed a member of the Council of Labour and Defence.

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January 4
J. V. Stalin attends the opening of the Third Session of the Central Executive Committee of the U.S.S.R., Fifth Convocation.

January 5-6
J. V. Stalin participates in the work of a conference held in the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.) with railway transport personnel.

January 8
J. V. Stalin is elected an honorary member of the Leningrad Soviet by the workers of the city's large enterprises.

January 12
J. V. Stalin writes an answer to the inquiry of the Jewish News Agency in the U.S.A. about the attitude in the U.S.S.R. to anti-Semitism.

January 16
J. V. Stalin attends the opening of the Ninth Congress of the All-Union Leninist Y.C.L. The congress elects him to its honorary presidium.

January 21
J. V. Stalin attends the memorial meeting at the Bolshoi Theatre to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the death of V. I. Lenin.

January 23
J. V. Stalin is elected an honorary member of the Moscow Soviet at meetings of the workers of the capital's large enterprises.

February 4
J. V. Stalin delivers his speech on "The Tasks of Business Executives" at the First AII-Union Conference of Leading Personnel of Socialist Industry.

February 24 
J. V. Stalin, at the Second Moscow Regional Congress of Soviets, is elected a delegate to the Fifteenth All-Russian and the Sixth All-Union Congresses of Soviets.

February 26-March 5
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the Fifteenth All-Russian Congress of Soviets.

February 27
J. V. Stalin writes his answer to Comrade Etchin's letter.

March 5
J. V. Stalin, at the session of the Fifteenth All- Russian Congress of Soviets, is elected a member of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee.

March 8-17
J. V. Stalin participates in the work of the Sixth All-Union Congress of Soviets.

March 17
J. V. Stalin, at the session of the Sixth All-Union Congress of Soviets, is elected a member of the Union Soviet of the Central Executive Committee of the U.S.S.R.

March 31
J. V. Stalin writes greetings to the workers and the administrative and technical personnel of the State Association of the Azerbaijanian Oil Industry and that of the Grozny Oil and Gas Industry in connection with their fulfilment of the five-year oil production plan in two and a half years. The greetings are published in Pravda, No. 90, April 1, 1931.

April 3
J. V. Stalin's greetings to the workers and the administrative and technical personnel of Elektrozavod (Moscow) in connection with the factory's fulfilment of its five-year plan in two and a half years are published in Pravda, No. 92.

May 1
J. V. Stalin is present at the May Day military parade of the Moscow Garrison and the demonstration of the working people of the capital in the Red Square.

May 7, 14, 23 and 29 and June 4
J. V. Stalin participates in the work of the commission for the drawing up of the draft decision of the Political Bureau of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.) on improving and expanding Moscow's municipal economy.

May 11 and 13
J. V. Stalin takes part in a conference of personnel of the coal industry, held in the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B).

May 19
J. V. Stalin's greetings to the workers and the executive staff of the Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works Project on the occasion of the completion of the construction and the commencement of the exploitation of the powerful Magnitogorsk mine are published in Pravda, No. 136.

May 28
J. V. Stalin's greetings to the workers, specialists and executive staff of the machine and tractor stations on the occasion of the pre-schedule fulfilment of their sowing plan are published in Pravda, No. 145.

May 30
J V. Stalin's greetings to the workers, specialists and executives of the state grain farms on the occasion of the fulfilment of the sowing plan are published in Pravda, No. 147.

June 11-15
J. V. Stalin directs the work of the plenum of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.).

June 22-23
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of a conference of business executives held under the auspices of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.).

June 23
J. V. Stalin delivers his speech, New Conditions — New Tasks in Economic Construction at the conference of business executives held under the auspices of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.).

July 23
J. V. Stalin, at a meeting of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.) attended by co-operative officials, delivers a speech on questions of improving the work of the consumers' co-operatives and of supplies for the working people in big industrial centres.

October 1
J. V. Stalin's greetings to the staff of the AMO Works (Moscow) on the occasion of the completion of the building of the first gigantic automobile works in the U.S.S.R. and to the staff of the Kharkov Tractor Works on the occasion of the pre-schedule completion of its construction are published in Pravda, No. 271.

October 10
J. V. Stalin's greetings to the newspaper Tekhnika on the occasion of its first appearance are published in Pravda, No. 280 and in Tekhnika, No. 1.

October 11
J. V. Stalin, V. M. Molotov and K. Y. Voroshilov pay a visit to A. M. Gorky, who reads them one of his works, a fairy-tale called "The Girl and Death."

October 25
J. V. Stalin, K. Y. Voroshilov, G. K. Orjonikidze and L. M. Kaganovich meet in the Kremlin shock brigaders of the Stalin Automobile Works (the former AMO), who arrived on the first lorries. and buses manufactured by the plant.

October 28-31
J. V. Stalin directs the work of the plenum of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.).

End of October
J. V. Stalin's letter to the editorial board of the magazine Proletarskaya Revolutsia on "Some Questions Concerning the History of Bolshevism" is published in the magazine Bolshevik, Nos. 19-20 and in the magazine Proletarskaya Revolutsia, No. 6 (113).

November 3
J. V. Stalin and V. M. Molotov send a message of greetings to the builders of the automobile works in Nizhni-Novgorod on the occasion of the successful completion of the construction work. The greetings are published in Pravda, No. 305, November 4, 1931.

November 6
J. V. Stalin attends the celebration meeting of the Moscow Soviet held in the Bolshoi Theatre on the occasion of the fourteenth anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution.

November 7
J. V. Stalin is present at the military parade of the Moscow Garrison and the demonstration of the working people of the capital in the Red Square in honour of the fourteenth anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution.

November 25
J. V. Stalin, by decision of the Political Bureau of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.), is appointed a member of the commission for preparing the draft resolution of the Seventeenth Conference of the C.P.S.U.(B.), "Directives for Drawing up the Second Five-Year Plan for the National Economy of the U.S.S.R. (1933-1937)."

December 6
J. V. Stalin receives a group of Moscow writers and talks with them on problems of literature.

December 13
J. V. Stalin has a talk with the German writer Emil Ludwig.

December 22
J. V. Stalin attends the opening of the Second Session of the Central Executive Committee of the U.S.S.R., Sixth Convocation.

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January 2
J. V. Stalin's greetings to the staff of the Molotov Automobile Works (Nizhni-Novgorod) in connection with the inauguration of the works are published in Pravda, No. 2.

January 4
J. V. Stalin writes greetings to the workers and the executive staff of the Saratov Harvester Combine Works on the occasion of the completion of the construction and the inauguration of the works. The greetings are published in Pravda, No. 5, January 5, 1932.

January 15
J. V. Stalin writes a reply to Olekhnovich with reference to the letter "Some Questions Concerning the History of Bolshevism" sent to the editorial board of the magazine Proletarskaya Revolutsia. The reply was published in the magazine Bolshevik, No. 16, August 30, 1932.

Before January 21
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the commission of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.) for preparing the draft resolution "Directives for Drawing up the Second Five-Year Plan for the National Economy of the U.S.S.R. (1933-1937)." The resolution was adopted at the Seventeenth Conference of the C.P.S.U.(B.) and endorsed by the plenum of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.) on February 4, 1932.

January 21
J. V. Stalin attends the memorial meeting at the Bolshoi Theatre to commemorate the eighth anniversary of the death of V. I. Lenin.

January 25
J. V. Stalin writes an answer to Aristov wit reference to the letter "Some Questions Concerning the History of Bolshevism" sent to the editorial board of the magazine Proletarskaya Revolutsia. The reply was published in the magazine Bolshevik, No. 16, August 30, 1932.

January 29
J. V. Stalin, at a joint plenum of the Leningrad Regional and City Committees of the C.P.S.U.(B.), is elected a delegate to the Seventeenth All-Union Party Conference.

January 30
J. V. Stalin, at a joint plenum of the Moscow Regional and City Committees of the C.P.S.U.(B.), is elected a delegate to the Seventeenth All-Union Party Conference.

January 30-February 4
J. V. Stalin directs the work of the Seventeenth Conference of the C.P.S.U.(B.).

February 4
J. V. Stalin directs the work of the plenum of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.).

February 10-April 1
J. V. Stalin directs the work of the commission of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.) on questions of the production of goods for mass consumption.

March 29
J. V. Stalin writes a message of greetings to the workers and the administrative and technical personnel of the Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works Project on the occasion of the inauguration and mastering the technique of the giant blast furnace, the first of its kind in the U.S.S.R. and Europe. The greetings are published in Pravda, No. 89, March 30, 1932.

April 7
J. V. Stalin's article, "The Importance and Tasks of the Complaints Bureaus," is published in Pravda, No. 97.

April 20
J. V. Stalin attends the opening in the Bolshoi Theatre of the Ninth All-Union Congress of Trade Unions. The congress elects J. V. Stalin to its honorary presidium.

April 23
J. V. Stalin is made a member of the commission of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.) on the irrigation of the Trans-Volga area.

April 2
The decision, adopted on J. V. Stalin's initiative, of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.) on the reconstruction of literary and art organisations and the creation of a single Union of Soviet Writers is published in Pravda, No. 114.

May 1
J. V. Stalin is present at the May Day military parade of the Moscow Garrison and the demonstration of the working people of the capital in the Red Square.

May 2
J. V. Stalin together with other leaders of the Party and the Government receives in the Kremlin participants in the May Day parade.

May 3
J. V. Stalin replies to questions of Ralph V. Barnes.

May 8
J. V. Stalin, by decision of the Political Bureau of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.), is made a member of the commission on checking fulfilment of the decisions of the central bodies relating to the production of goods for mass consumption.

May 23
The decision of the Council of People's Commissars, U.S.S.R. and the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.) of May 22, 1932, on "The Fight against Drought and the Irrigation of the Trans-Volga Area," signed by J. V. Stalin and V. M. Molotov, is published in Pravda, No. 141.

May 24
J. V. Stalin's greetings to the men and women shock brigaders, the technical personnel and the executive staff of the Kuznetsk Iron and Steel Works for having achieved high records of pig iron output and Bolshevik tempos in mastering the most up-todate technique are published in Pravda, No. 142.
J. V. Stalin is present at the sports parade in the Red Square, Moscow.

July 8
J. V. Stalin writes a message of greetings to the Seventh All-Union Conference of the All-Union Leninist Y.C.L. The greetings are published in Pravda, No. 188, July 9, 1932.

August 8
The law on "Protection of the Property of State Enterprises, Collective Farms and Co-operatives and the Consolidation of Public (Socialist) Property," written by J . V. Stalin and adopted on August 7 by the Central Executive Committee and the Council of People's Commissars of the U.S.S.R., is published in Pravda, No. 218.

September 4
J. V. Stalin is present at the demonstration of working youth in the Red Square, Moscow, held in honour of the eighteenth International Youth Day.

September 25
J. V. Stalin's greetings to A. M. Gorky on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of Gorky's literary and revolutionary activity are published in Pravda, No. 266.
J. V. Stalin attends the ceremonial meeting in the Bolshoi Theatre devoted to the fortieth anniversary of A. M. Gorky's literary and revolutionary activity

September 28-October 2
J. V. Stalin directs the work of a plenum of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.).

October 7
J. V. Stalin, V. M. Molotov and K. Y. Voroshilov have a talk in A. M. Gorky's apartment with a group of scientists organising a U.S.S.R. Institute of Experimental Medicine.

October 10
J. V. Stalin's greetings to the workers and managers of the Dnieper Hydro-Electric Power Station on the occasion of the successful completion of the construction and pre-schedule inauguration of the station are published in Pravda, No. 281.

October 14
The greetings of J. V. Stalin, V. M. Molotov and K. Y. Voroshilov to the participants in the Arctic expedition on the ice-breaker Sibiryakov, which crossed the Arctic Ocean in a single journey, are published in Pravda, No. 285.

October 26
J. V. Stalin talks with a group of writers at A. M. Gorky's apartment. It was during this talk that J. V. Stalin called writers "engineers of human souls."

November 6
J. V. Stalin attends the celebration meeting of the Moscow Soviet held in the Bolshoi Theatre on the occasion of the fifteenth anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution.

November 7
J. V. Stalin is present at the military parade of the Moscow Garrison and the demonstration of the working people of the capital in the Red Square in honour of the fifteenth anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution.
J. V. Stalin's greetings to Leningrad on the fifteenth anniversary of the establishment of Soviet power are published in Pravda, No. 309.

Night of Nomember 8
Death of N. S. Alliluyeva-Stalina, J. V. Stalin's wife and close comrade.

November 11
J. V. Stalin accompanies the bier of N. S. Alliluyeva- Stalina to the Novodevichye cemetery.

November 18
In a letter published in Pravda, No. 318, J. V. Stalin thanks the organisations, institutions, friends and comrades who expressed their condolences on the occasion of the death of N. S. Alliluyeva-Stalina.

November 23
J. V. Stalin writes his article "Mr. Campbell Stretches the Truth." The article was published in the magazine Bolshevik, No. 22, November 30, 1932.

December 20
J. V. Stalin's greetings to the officials and troops of the OGPU on lhe occasion of its fifteenth anniversary are published in Pravda, No. 350.

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January 7
Stalin directs the work of a joint plenum of the C.C. and C.C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.).

January 7-12
J. V. Stalin delivers a report on "Results of the First Five-Year Plan" at the joint plenum of the C.C. and C.C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.).

January 11
J. V. Stalin delivers a speech on "Work in the Countryside" at the joint plenum of the C.C. and C.C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.).
On the proposal of J. V. Stalin, the joint plenum of the C.C. and C.C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.) adopts a decision to organise Political Departments of the machine and tractor stations and state farms and to send 17,000 Party workers to the countryside.

January 21
J. V. Stalin attends the memorial meeting at the Bolshoi Theatre to commemorate the ninth anniversary of the death of V. I. Lenin.

January 23
J. V. Stalin attends the opening of the Third Session of the C.E.C. of the U.S.S.R., Sixth Convocation.

January 26
J. V. Stalin's greetings to the magazine Rabotnitsa on the occasion of its tenth anniversary are published in Pravda, No. 25.

February 2
J. V. Stalin delivers a speech at the All-Union Conference of the Leninist Young Communist League on the practical tasks of the Y.C.L. in connection with the spring sowing.

February 15-59
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the First All-Union Congress of Collective-Farm Shock Brigaders.

February 16
J. V. Stalin writes a letter to Comrade I. N. Bazhanov.

February 19
J. V. Stalin delivers a speech at the First All- Union Congress of Collective-Farm Shock Brigaders

February 23
J. V. Stalin's greetings to the Red Army on the occasion of its fifteenth anniversary are published in Pravda, No. 53.
J. V. Stalin attends the celebration meeting at the Bolshoi Theatre on the occasion of the fifteenth anniversary of the Red Army.

March 14 
J. V. Stalin attends at the Bolshoi Theatre the meeting of the C.C. and C.C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.), the Central Executive Committee and Council of People's Commissars of the U.S.S.R., the Executive Committee of the Comintern and the Moscow Committee of the C.P.S.U.(B.), held in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Karl Marx.

March 20 
J. V. Stalin writes an answer to the letter of Mr. Barnes.

March 30 
The greetings of J. V. Stalin, V. M. Molotov and K. Y. Voroshilov to the participants in the expedition sent to rescue the ice-breaker Malygin are published in Pravda, No. 88.

April 17 
J. V. Stalin, V. M. Molotov, K. Y. Voroshilov, and A. I. Mikoyan wire congratulations to the participants in the expedition of the ice-breaker Krassin on the occasion of the successful completion of its Arctic cruise and its pre-schedule fulfilment of the government's assignment to render aid to the Arctic workers and population of the island of Novaya Zemlya. The telegram is published in Pravda, No. 106.

April 26 
J. V. Stalin's greetings to Comrade S. M. Budyonny on his fiftieth birthday are published in Pravda, No. 115.

May 1
J. V. Stalin is present at the May Day military parade of the Moscow Garrison and the demonstration of the working people of the capital in the Red Square.

May 2
J. V. Stalin, together with other leaders of the Party and the Government, receives in the Kremlin participants in the May Day parade.

May 13 
J. V. Stalin has a talk with Colonel Robins.

May 25 
J. V. Stalin attends the final concert of the First All-Union Musicians' Contest held in the Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire.

May 26 
J. V. Stalin together with other leaders of the Party and the Government receives in the Kremlin the young prize-winners of the First All-Union Musicians' Contest.

June 12 
J. V. Stalin is present at the sports parade in the Red Square in Moscow.

June 22
J. V. Stalin attends the funeral of Klara Zetkin in the Red Square in Moscow.

June 29 
J. V. Stalin, together with V. M. Molotov, K. Y. Voroshilov and G. K. Orjonikidze, visits the art exhibition "Fifteen Years of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army."

July 14 
J. V. Stalin takes part in the meeting of the commission of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.) on organisational questions of heavy industry.

July 18
J. V. Stalin and K. Y. Voroshilov arrive in Leningrad and on the same day, together with S. M. Kirov, leave on the S.S. Anokhin for a journey through the White Sea-Baltic Canal.

July 18-25
J. V. Stalin, K. Y. Voroshilov and S. M. Kirov make a journey on the White Sea-Baltic Canal, acquaint themselves with its hydraulic installations and visit the port of Soroka, the Murmansk Port and Polar Bay.

July 21
J. V. Stalin, K. Y. Voroshilov and S. M. Kirov in the area of Soroka Port meet a squadron of warships belonging to the Northern Fleet which had crossed from the Baltic to the White Sea via the canal. 
J. V. Stalin addresses a meeting of Red Navy men on the tasks of the Northern Fleet. After the meeting J. V. Stalin, K. Y. Voroshilov and S. M. Kirov visit the destroyer Uritsky and a submarine.

July 22 
J. V. Stalin, K. Y. Voroshilov and S. M. Kirov arrive at Murmansk and inspect its port and Polar Bay.

July 25 
J. V. Stalin, K. Y. Voroshilov and S. M. Kirov on their return to Leningrad inspect the port. The same day J. V. Stalin and K. Y. Voroshilov leave for Moscow.

August 6 
J. V. Stalin has a talk with aeronautical designers about new hydroplanes.

August 8 
J. V. Stalin talks with a group of leading personnel of the Stalin Automobile Works and gives them instructions to master the production of passenger cars.

August 10 
J. V. Stalin receives in the Kremlin a group of officials of the Moscow Soviet and talks with them about the improvement of road construction in Moscow, Moscow's river embankments and the organisation of work at construction sites.

August 20-23 
J. V. Stalin and K. Y. Voroshilov take a trip on the S.S. Klara Zetkin from Gorky to Stalingrad.

August 23-24 
J. V. Stalin, K. Y. Voroshilov and S. M. Budyonny visit the Budyonny Stud Farm in the Salsk steppes (Rostov Region).

October 3 
J. V. Stalin, V. M. Molotov, K. Y. Voroshilov and L. M. Kaganovich congratulate the crew of the stratostat U.S.S.R. on fulfilling the government's assignment regarding the conquest and study of the stratosphere. The congratulations are published in Pravda, No. 273.
J. V. Stalin, V. M. Molotov, K. Y. Voroshilov and L. M. Kaganovich greet the participants in the Moscow—Kara Kum—Moscow automobile race.
The greetings are published in Pravda, No. 273.

October 17
J. V. Stalin, V. M. Molotov, K. Y. Voroshilov and L. M. Kaganovich congratulate the Soviet salvage engineering experts on their success in raising the ice-breaker Sadko from the bottom of the sea in the Arctic zone. The congratulations are published in Pravda, No. 287.

October 29
Stalin's greetings to the All-Union Leninist Young Communist League on its fifteenth anniversary are published in Pravda, No. 299.

November 6 
J. V. Stalin attends the celebration meeting of the Moscow Soviet held in the Bolshoi Theatre on the occasion of the sixteenth anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution.

November 7
J. V. Stalin is present at the military parade of the Moscow Garrison and the demonstration of the working people of the capital in the Red Square in honour of the sixteenth anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution.

November 9
J. V. Stalin attends the funeral of Sen-Katayama, leader of the Communist Party of Japan, in the Red Square, Moscow.
J. V. Stalin, V. M. Molotov, M. I. Kalinin, and L. M. Kaganovich receive a delegation of collective-farm shock
brigaders from the Odessa
Region and talk with them on questions of collectivefarm work.

November 20
J. V. Stalin talks with a group of architects who have produced designs for the Palace of Soviets.

November 29
J. V. Stalin and L. M. Kaganovich receive a delegation of collective-farm shock brigaders from the Dniepropetrovsk Region and talk with them on questions of collective-farm development and the supply of manufactured goods to the countryside.

December 23
J. V. Stalin attends the celebration meeting in the Bolshoi Theatre held in honour of the fifteenth anniversary of the Central Aero-Hydrodynamic Institute (TSAGI).

December 25
J . V. Stalin has a talk with the New York Times correspondent, Mr. Duranty.

December 28 
J. V. Stalin is present at the opening of the Fourth Session of the Central Executive Committee of the U.S.S.R., Sixth Convocation.

Before December 29
J. V. Stalin examines and edits the theses of the reports of Comrades Molotov and Kuibyshev on "The Second Five-Year Plan of Development of the National Economy of the U.S.S.R. (1933-1937)" to the Seventeenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.). The theses are published in Pravda, No. 359, December 30, 1933.

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January 18 
J. V. Stalin's greetings to the students, teachers and executives of the Red Banner Frunze Military Academy of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army in connection with the Academy's fifteenth anniversary and the award to it of the Order of Lenin are published in Pravda, No. 18.

January 21
J. V. Stalin attends the memorial meeting at the Bolshoi Theatre to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the death of V. I. Lenin.

January 23
J. V. Stalin is elected a delegate to the Seventeenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.) by the Leningrad Joint Fifth Regional and Second City Party Conference.

January 24
J. V. Stalin is elected a delegate to the Seventeenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.) by the Moscow Joint Fourth Regional and Third City Party Conference.

January 26-February 10
J. V. Stalin directs the work of the Seventeenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.).

January 26 
J. V. Stalin delivers the report on the work of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.) at the Seventeenth Party Congress.

January 31
J. V. Stalin speaks at the Seventeenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.): "Instead of a Reply to the Discussion." 
J. V. Stalin is present at the demonstration of the working people of the capital in the Red Square in honour of the Seventeenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.)

 

1935   January 15 – 23 
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the 16th Congress of Russian Soviets. The Congress elects J. V. Stalin as a member of the Central Committee of Soviets of Russia.

January 28 - February 6
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the 7th Congress of the Soviets of the U.S.S.R. The Congress elects J. V. Stalin as a member of the Central Committee of Soviets of the U.S.S.R.

February 7
At the first session of the Central Committee of Soviets of the U.S.S.R., J. V. Stalin is elected to the Presidium of the Central Committee of Soviets of the U.S.S.R., and President of the Commission charged with the effecting of the alterations in the Constitution of the U.S.S.R.

February 11 - 17
J. V. Stalin attends the meeting of the 2nd Congress of avant-garde Kolkhozines of the U.S.S.R. He directs the work of the Commission charged with the examining of the draft of the Statute of the agricultural artel.

May 4 
J. V. Stalin delivers an address from the Kremlin to the graduates of the Red Army Academy.

July 25 - August 20 
J. V. Stalin participates in the 7th Congress of the Communist International. He is elected member of the Executive Committee of the Communist International.

November 14 - 17 
J. V. Stalin participates in the work of the general Conference of Stakhanovites of Industry and Transport of the U.S.S.R.

November 17
Speech by J. V. Stalin to the Conference of the Stakhanovites of Russia.

December 1 
Speech by J. V. Stalin to the Operators of Combines of the U.S.S.R., a conference which was held with the participation of the members of the Central Committee of the C.P.S.U.(B) and members of the government.

December 4
Speech by J. V. Stalin to the Conference of Kolkhozines of Tajikstan and Turkmenistan, which was held with the participation of the directors of the Party and the government.

1936 February 13 - 16
J. V. Stalin takes part with the other directors of the Party and the government at the Conference of advanced workers in cattle raising.

April 11 - 21
J. V. Stalin participates in the work of the 10th Congress of Komsomols.

June 1 - 4 
J. V. Stalin directs the work of the Plenum of the Central Committee of the C.P.S.U.(B) and delivers a report on the Draft Constitution of the U.S.S.R.

June 11
At the reunion of the Presidium of the Central Committee of Soviets of the U.S.S.R., J. V. Stalin presents a report on the Draft Constitution of the U.S.S.R.

June 20
J. V. Stalin attends the burial of Gorky in Red Square.

November 25 - December 5
J. V. Stalin participates in the work of the Extraordinary Eighth Congress of Soviets of the U.S.S.R. and presented there the report on the Draft Constitution of the U.S.S.R.

December 5
J. V. Stalin presents to the Eighth Congress (Extraordinary) of Soviets of the U.S.S.R. a report on the work of the Commission in drawing up the Draft Constitution.

1937 January 15 - 21
J. V. Stalin participates in the work of the Extraordinary Thirteenth Congress of Soviets of S.S.R. The Congress elected J. V. Stalin to the Commission for the drawing up of the final text of the Constitution of the U.S.S.R.

February 25 - March 5
J. V. Stalin presides over the meeting of the Plenum of the Central Committee of the C.P.S.U.(B) and presents there a report "Defects in Party Work and Measures for Liquidating Trotskyites and other Double - dealers".

October 29
Speech by J. V. Stalin at a reception given in the Kremlin in honour of the directors and Stakhanovites of the metallurgy and coal mining industry.

December 11
J. V. Stalin's Electoral Speech at the Bolshoi Theatre to a meeting of voters of the Stalin Electoral Area, Moscow.

December 12
J. V. Stalin is elected deputy of the Stalin Electoral Zone, Moscow, to the Supreme Soviet of the U.S.S.R.

1938 January 12 - 19
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the 1st Session of the Supreme Soviet of the U.S.S.R. He is elected member of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the U.S.S.R.

May 17 
Speech delivered by J. V. Stalin at the reception organized at the Kremlin in honour of the participants in the 1st Conference of Higher Educational Workers.

September 9 - 19
J. V. Stalin's book, "History of the C.P.S.U.(B) - Short Course" is published in Pravda.

September 27 - 29
J. V. Stalin presides over the Conference of propagandists relating to the publication of the "History of the C.P.S.U.(B) - Short Course."

1939 March 10 - 21
J. V. Stalin presides over the work of the 18th Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B), presents a report on the work of the Central Committee of the C.P.S.U.(B). 
He is elected by the Congress as a member of the Commission charged with the examination of the proposed corrections and additions to the speech submitted by V. M. Molotov on the 3rd Five Year Plan, and on the report of Idanov on the alterations of the statutes of the C.P.S.U.(B).

March 22
At the Plenum of the Central Committee of the C.P.S.U.(B), J. V. Stalin is elected a member of the Politburo, the organizational bureau, the secretariat of the Central Committee and is confirmed in his position as General Secretary of the Central Committee of the C.P.S.U.(B).

December 20
On the occasion of his 60th anniversary, by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet, the title "Hero of Socialist Work" is bestowed upon J. V. Stalin for his extraordinary merits in the organization of the Bolshevik Party, in the foundation of the Soviet State, in the construction of Socialist society in the U.S.S.R. and in the consolidation of the friendship between the peoples of the Soviet Union.

December 21
J. V. Stalin is elected honorary member of the "V. I. Lenin" Academy of Agricultural Sciences of the U.S.S.R.

December 22
J. V. Stalin is elected honorary member of the Academy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R.

1940 March 26 - 28
J. V. Stalin directs the work of the Plenum of the Central Committee of the C.P.S.U.(B).

March 29 - April 4 
J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the 6th Session of the first legislature of the Supreme Soviet of the U.S.S.R.

May 28 - June 2
J. V. Stalin participates in the work of the 3rd Session of the Supreme Soviet.

July 29 - 31
J. V. Stalin directs the work of the Plenum of the Central Committee of the C.P.S.U.(B).

August 1 - 7 
J. V. Stalin participates in the work of the 7th Session of the first legislature of the Supreme Soviet of the U.S.S.R.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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