CHAIRMAN NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV - DOCUMENT SIGNED 11/23/1947 - HFSID 258501
NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV As Ukrainian government and party leader in the Stalin era, Khrushchev signs a typed document urging newly appointed subordinate Brezhnev to hurry construction of new bread factories (1947). Typed DS: "N. Khrushchev" as Prime Minister of the Ukraine and
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As Ukrainian government and party leader in the Stalin era, Khrushchev signs a typed document urging newly appointed subordinate Brezhnev to hurry construction of new bread factories (1947).
Typed DS: "N. Khrushchev" as Prime Minister of the Ukraine and "D. Korotchenko" as Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine, 2 pages, 8x11¼, separate sheets. In Russian with full translation. Dnepropetrovsk, 1947 November 23. To Chairman of Region Committee, Comrade Filippov and Secretary of Region Committee of Communist Party, Comrade Brezhnev. Just two days earlier, LEONID BREZHNEV had been named First Secretary, Dnepropetrovsk Obkom. Khrushchev and Korotchenko tell Filippov and Brezhnev that the decision of the USSR and Ukraine "to increase chain of distribution and increase production of bread factories in your region is not following satisfactorily". Only 179 of 297 planned stores were opened. "The worst is following plan of opening of chain of stores which sell bread: plan is to open 72 stores and 60 temporary stores. In fact it was only 35 stores and 28 temporary stores (tents). The renovation of opening of stores is not completed. Stores that should have been selling bread are not relocated...Government of Ukraine and Central Committee of Communist Party Ukraine insist of immediate following of plans of supplemental opening of new stores, renovation of present factories, relocation of stores which are being used for different purposes, construction of new bread factories and making sure all of these goals are completed in each area and each construction project by December 5, 1947...." On March 12, 1947, at a meeting of the Ukraine Central Committee meeting, KHRUSHCHEV had admitted agricultural shortcomings, but blamed them on his Minister of Agriculture. The Government was putting pressure on Khrushchev and Khrushchev was putting pressure on the local leaders. Khrushchev survived and served as First Secretary of the Communist Party from 1953-1964, when he was removed and was succeeded by Brezhnev, who led the Soviet Union until his death in 1982. This is the first letter between these two important Soviet leaders that we have ever seen. Lightly creased, not at signatures. Slight wear at edges. File holes at blank left margins. Ink and pencil notes (unknown hand) at upper right margins and lower left margin of first page. Stray ink mark at lower margin of signature page. Overall, fine condition.
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