Stalin. Сталин. Reforms. USSR. СССР. Реформы

Statistics: what was done under the leadership of Stalin in the USSR

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During the Stalinist leadership, for 30 years, an agrarian, impoverished, dependent on foreign capital country has become a powerful military-industrial power on a global scale, the center of a new socialist civilization. The impoverished and illiterate population of Tsarist Russia has become one of the most literate and educated nations in the world. By the beginning of the 1950s, the political and economic literacy of workers and peasants not only did not concede, but also exceeded the level of education of workers and peasants of any developed country at that time. The population of the Soviet Union increased by 41 million people.

Under Stalin, more than 1,500 major industrial facilities were built, including DneproGES, Uralmash, KhTZ, GAZ, ZIS, factories in Magnitogorsk, Chelyabinsk, Norilsk, Stalingrad. At the same time, over the past 20 years of democracy, not a single enterprise of this scale has been built.

Already in 1947, the industrial potential of the USSR was fully restored, and in 1950 it grew more than 2 times in relation to the pre-war 1940. None of the countries affected by the war by this time even reached the pre-war level, despite powerful financial injections from the United States.




The prices of basic foodstuffs, during the 5 post-war years in the USSR, decreased by more than 2 times, while in the largest capitalist countries these prices increased, and in some even 2 or more times.

This indicates the tremendous success of a country in which only five years ago the most destructive war in the history of mankind ended and which suffered the most from this war !!


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In 1945, bourgeois experts gave an official forecast that the economy of the USSR would be able to reach the level of 1940 only by 1965 – provided that it took foreign loans. We reached this level in 1949 without any external help.

In 1947, the USSR, the first after the war from the states of our planet, canceled the card system. And since 1948, annually – until 1954 – it reduced the prices of foodstuffs and consumer goods. Child mortality in 1950 decreased by more than 2 times compared to 1940. The number of doctors increased by 1.5 times. The number of scientific institutions increased by 40%. The number of university students increased by 50%. Etc.


The stores had an abundance of diverse industrial and food products and there was no concept of scarcity. The choice of products in grocery stores was much wider than in modern supermarkets. Now only in Finland you can try sausage, reminiscent of Soviet from those times. There were cans of crab in all Soviet stores. The quality and variety of consumer goods and food products, exclusively of domestic production, was incommensurably higher than modern consumer goods and food. As soon as new trends in fashion appeared, they were instantly tracked, and after a couple of months, fashionable goods appeared galore on store shelves.

The wages of workers in 1953 ranged from 800 to 3,000 rubles and higher. Miners and metallurgists received up to 8,000 rubles. Young engineer specialists up to 1300 rubles. The secretary of the CPSU district committee received 1,500 rubles, and the salaries of professors and academics were often higher than 10,000 rubles.

The Moskvich car cost 9000 p., White bread (1 kg.) – 3 p., Black bread (1 kg.) – 1 p., Beef meat (1 kg.) – 12.5 p., Pike perch – 8 , 3 p., Milk (1 l.) – 2.2 p., Potatoes (1 kg.) – 0.45 p., Zhiguli beer (0.6 l.) – 2.9 p., Chintz (1 m.) – 6.1 p. Complex lunch in the dining room was worth – 2 p. Evening in a restaurant for two, with a good dinner and a bottle of wine – 25 p.

And all this abundance and a comfortable life was achieved, despite the content of 5.5 million, armed “to the teeth” with the most modern weapons, the best army in the world!

Since 1946, work has been launched in the USSR: on atomic weapons and energy; on rocket technology; on automation of technological processes; to introduce the latest computer technology and electronics; on space flights; gasification of the country; on household appliances.

The world’s first nuclear power plant was commissioned in the USSR a year earlier than in England, and 2 years earlier than in the United States. Only in the USSR were atomic icebreakers created.

Thus, in the USSR for one five-year period – from 1946 to 1950 – in the conditions of a tough military-political confrontation with the richest capitalist power of the world, at least three socio-economic problems were solved without any external assistance: 1) restored National economy; 2) sustained growth in living standards; 3) committed an economic breakthrough into the future.


And even now we exist only at the expense of the Stalinist heritage. In science, industry, in almost all areas of life.

US presidential candidate Stevenson assessed the situation in such a way that if the growth rate of production in Stalinist Russia continued, then by 1970 the volume of Russian production would be 3-4 times higher than the American one.

In the September issue of National Business magazine for 1953, in an article by Herbert Harris, “Russians are catching up with us,” it was noted that the USSR is faster than any country in terms of growth in economic power and that the current growth rate in the USSR is 2-3 times higher than in USA.

In 1991, at the Soviet-American symposium, when our “democrats” began to scream about the “Japanese economic miracle”, the Japanese billionaire Herosi Teravama gave them a great “slap in the face”: “You are not talking about the main thing about your leading role in the world. In 1939, you Russians were smart, and we Japanese were fools. In 1949, you became even smarter, and we were fools so far. And in 1955 we got smarter, and you turned into five-year-olds. Our entire economic system is almost completely copied from yours, with the only difference being that we have capitalism, private producers, and we have never achieved more than 15% growth, but when you held public ownership of the means of production, you reached 30% or more. All of our firms have your slogans of the Stalin era. ”

One of the best representatives of believing working people, revered by the saint, Luke, Archbishop of Simferopol and Crimea, wrote: “Stalin preserved Russia. He showed what Russia means to the rest of the world. And therefore, as an Orthodox Christian and Russian patriot, I bow low to Comrade Stalin. ”

Never in our history has our country known such majestic transformations as in the Stalin era! The whole world watched in shock with our success! That is why the “diabolical” task is now being realized – to never again allow people to appear in the power levers of the state, comparable in their internal strength, moral qualities, strategic thinking, organizational abilities and patriotism with Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin.

But a quarter-century of unbridled propaganda against Stalin did not bring its organizers victory even over dead Stalin.

Translated by ISED
Image: Joseph Stalin

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