Grain Problem



Addendum to the minutes of Politburo [meeting] No. 93.

RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF PEOPLE'S COMMISSARS OF THE UKRAINIAN
SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLIC AND OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE
COMMUNIST PARTY (BOLSHEVIK) OF UKRAINE ON BLACKLISTING VILLAGES
THAT MALICIOUSLY SABOTAGE THE COLLECTION OF GRAIN.

     In view of the shameful collapse of grain collection in the
more remote regions of Ukraine, the Council of People's
Commissars and the Central Committee call upon the oblast
executive committees and the oblast [party] committees as well as 
the raion executive committees and the raion [party] committees: 
to break up the sabotage of grain collection, which has been
organized by kulak and counterrevolutionary elements; to
liquidate the resistance of some of the rural communists, who in
fact have become the leaders of the sabotage; to eliminate the
passivity and complacency toward the saboteurs, incompatible with
being a party member; and to ensure, with maximum speed, full and
absolute compliance with the plan for grain collection.

     The Council of People's Commissars and the Central Committee
resolve:

     To place the following villages on the black list for overt
disruption of the grain collection plan and for malicious
sabotage, organized by kulak and counterrevolutionary elements:

   1. village of Verbka in Pavlograd raion, Dnepropetrovsk
oblast.

   ...

   5. village of Sviatotroitskoe in Troitsk raion, Odessa oblast.

   6. village of Peski in Bashtan raion, Odessa oblast.

     The following measures should be undertaken with respect to
these villages :

     1.  Immediate cessation of delivery of goods, complete
suspension of cooperative and state trade in the villages, and
removal of all available goods from cooperative and state stores.

     2.  Full prohibition of collective farm trade for both
collective farms and collective farmers, and for private farmers.

     3.  Cessation of any sort of credit and demand for early
repayment of credit and other financial obligations.  
                         
     4.  Investigation and purge of all sorts of foreign and
hostile elements from cooperative and state institutions, to be
carried out by organs of the Workers and Peasants Inspectorate.

     5.  Investigation and purge of collective farms in these
villages, with removal of counterrevolutionary elements and
organizers of grain collection disruption.

     The Council of People's Commissars and the Central Committee
call upon all collective and private farmers who are honest and
dedicated to Soviet rule to organize all their efforts for a
merciless struggle against kulaks and their accomplices in order
to:  defeat in their villages the kulak sabotage of grain
collection; fulfill honestly and conscientiously their grain
collection obligations to the Soviet authorities; and strengthen
collective farms.

                     CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL OF PEOPLE'S          
                     COMMISSARS OF THE UKRAINIAN SOVIET SOCIALIST 
                     REPUBLIC - V. CHUBAR'.

                     SECRETARY OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE    
                     COMMUNIST PARTY (BOLSHEVIK) OF UKRAINE - S.  
                     KOSIOR.

6 December 1932. 

                     True copy     



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