Communist Leader of Soviet Union L. Brezhnev Signed Inscribed March Plenum CPSU Report

Communist Leader of Soviet Union L. Brezhnev Signed Inscribed March Plenum CPSU Report

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Brezhnev signed and inscribed the cover page of the report of March 1965 Plenum CPSU in black felt tip pen.

“To comrade Voloskov for report. L. Brezhnev”

Brezhnev's report at the plenum of the Central Committee of the CPSU on March 24, 1965 "On urgent measures for the further development of the agricultural economy of the USSR", Publishing House Politizdat 1965.

46 pages, soft cover, size 8” x 5”, very good condition.

Each page of the report has highlights in blue pencil.

March 1965 – Plenum CPSU, which decided to eliminate the negative consequences of Khrushchev's policies. Since the March plenary session, reforms in agriculture have begun.

The March Plenum (1965) marked the beginning of a new stage in agrarian policy. in the conditions of developed socialism. A comprehensive program for raising agricultural production for a long-term perspective was developed. The constituent parts of this program are the creation of favorable economic conditions for the development of collective and state farms, the consistent implementation of intensification of agriculture, the improvement of the forms of organization of agricultural production, the improvement of the scientific level of management and planning by the industry, the convergence of working conditions and the life of the city and village. In order to increase the material interest of the collective farms, state farms, and all agricultural workers in increasing production, improving the quality of products and increasing labor productivity, the purchase prices (for collective farms) and commissioning (for state farms) of cotton, grain, livestock products, products and premiums for cotton and other products sold to the state in excess of the plan; established guaranteed pay in collective farms at the level of state farms in the same zone and a lump sum premium on state farms; a law on pension provision and social insurance of collective farmers was adopted, direct bank lending to collective farms was introduced into practice.

The economic reform of 1965 in the USSR (known in the USSR as the Kosygin reform, in the West as the reform of Lieberman) - the reform of the management of the national economy and planning, carried out in 1965-1971. It was characterized by introduction of economic management methods, expansion of economic independence of enterprises, associations and organizations, wide use of methods of material incentives. Associated with the name of the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR. N. Kosygin.

Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev (1906 - 1982) was the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist party of the USSR from 1964 until his death in 1982. His eighteen-year term as General Secretary was second only to that of J. Stalin in duration. During Brezhnev' rule, the global influence of the Soviet Union grew dramatically, in part because of the expansion of the Soviet military during this time. His tenure as leader was marked by the beginning of an era of economic and social stagnation in the Soviet Union.

From the first day of Nazi invasion on 22 June 1941, Brezhnev was, like most middle-ranking Party officials, immediately drafted. He worked to evacuate Dnipropetrovsk's industries to the east of the Soviet Union before the city fell to the Germans on 26 August, and then was assigned as a political commissar. In October, Brezhnev was made deputy of political administration for the Southern Front, with the rank of Brigade-Commissar (Colonel).

When Ukraine was occupied by the Germans in 1942, Brezhnev was sent to the Caucasus as deputy head of political administration of the Transcaucasian Front. In April 1943, he became head of the Political Department of the 18th Army. Later that year, the 18th Army became part of the 1st Ukrainian front, as the Red Army regained the initiative and advanced westward through Ukraine. The Front's senior political commissar was N. Khrushchev, who had supported Brezhnev's career since the pre-war years. Brezhnev had met Khrushchev in 1931, shortly after joining the Party, and before long, as he continued his rise through the ranks, he became Khrushchev's protégé. At the end of the war in Europe, Brezhnev was chief political commissar of the 4th Ukrainian Front, which entered Prague in May 1945, after the German surrender.

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