J. V. Stalin

Tractor Works, Stalingrad

Source: Works, Vol. 12, April 1929 - June 1930, p. 241
First Published: Pravda, Vol. 166, June 18, 1930
Publisher: Foreign Languages Publishing House, Moscow, 1954
Transcription/Markup: Brian Reid
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Greetings and congratulations on their victory to the workers and executive personnel of the giant Red Banner Tractor Works, the first in the U.S.S.R. The 50,000 tractors which you are to produce for our country every year will be 50,000 projectiles shattering the old bourgeois world and clearing the way for the new, socialist order in the countryside.

My best wishes for the successful fulfilment of your programme.

J. Stalin
June 17, 1930