J. V. Stalin
Source: Works, Vol. 11, January, 1928 to March, 1929
Publisher: Foreign Languages Publishing House, Moscow, 1954
Transcription/Markup: Salil Sen for MIA, 2008
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Dear Comrades, Working Men and Women of Krasny Treugolnik, accept my friendly congratulations on the introduction of the seven-hour day at the Krasny Treugolnik factory.
Your brothers and sisters in the capitalist countries work ten, twelve and fourteen hours a day. We, the working men and women of our workers’ and peasants’ state, will from now on work seven hours a day.
Let it be known to all that the workers of the U.S.S.R. stand in the foremost ranks of the working-class of the world!
May our banner — the banner of the building of socialism—become the banner of the workers of all countries!
Accept my apologies for not being able to be present personally at your celebrations.
February 2, 1929
Leningradskaya Pravda, No. 28, February 3, 1929