All-Union Congresses of Kolkhoz Workers

All-Union Congresses of Kolkhoz Workers

 

three meetings (to 1973) dealing with various kolkhoz questions.

The First Congress of Kolkhoz Shock Workers took place in Moscow from Feb. 15 to 19, 1933. There were 1,513 delegates present, representing 1,500 (out of 200,000) kolkhozes. The issues on the agenda were the strengthening of kolkhozes and the tasks of spring planting. The congress summed up the achievements of the kolkhoz movement; it discussed methods of improving the work of kolkhozes and adopted the“Address of the First Congress of Kolkhoz Shock Workers to All Kolkhoz Workers of the USSR.”

The Second Congress of Kolkhoz Shock Workers was held in Moscow from Feb. 11 to 17, 1935. There were 1,433 delegates present, but unlike those of the first congress, they represented kolkhozes of all krais, oblasts, and national republics. The congress discussed and adopted Model Regulations for the Agricultural Collective, and it introduced a proposal to the Central Committee of the ACP (Bolshevik) and the Sovnarkom (Council of People’s Commissars) of the USSR on organizing an All-Union Agricultural Exhibition in Moscow in 1937.

The Third Congress of Kolkhoz Workers took place in Moscow from Nov. 25 to 27, 1969. There were 4,521 delegates present. The congress discussed and adopted new Model Regulations for the Kolkhoz, passed the resolution, “On the Formation of Kolkhoz Councils” and “On Social Insurance of Kolkhoz Members,” and chose the Union Council of Kolkhozes.

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