On Forced Collectivization of Livestock

Addendum to point 20, Politburo minutes no. 94
                      of April 20, 1931

[Handwritten line:] Resolution of the Central Committee [TsK] of
the All-Union Communist Party (Bolsheviks) [VKP(b)], Mar 26, 1932

     In many regions of our country we can observe the
collectivization of cattle and smaller livestock by forcible
means.  This practice is a flagrant violation of repeatedly
issued directives by the party's TsK, as well as of the
provisions contained in the statute of the agricultural artel.

     The TsK VKP(b) stresses that only enemies of the kolkhozes
would permit forced collectivization of livestock from individual
kolkhozniks.  The TsK emphasizes that forced requisition of
kolkhozniks' cattle and smaller livestock is contrary to the
party's political program.  The goal of the party is that every
member of the kolkhoz have a cow, some smaller livestock and
     The TsK of the VKP(b) proposes to all party, Soviet and
kolkhoz organizations:

     1.   Cease all attempts of forced collectivization of cattle 
          and small livestock belonging to the kolkhozniks and
          expel from the party those guilty of violating TsK

     2.   Organize aid for the members of the kolkhozes who have
          no cattle nor small livestock to purchase and raise
          young animals for their own personal needs.

                              Signed:  TsK VKP(b)

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