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Part of a report from the British Ambassador in Moscow, comparing 1936 USSR production targets with those from 1935
(Catalogue ref: FO 371/20344, January 1936)
FO 371/20344; report comparing 1935 and 1936 USSR production targets FO 371/20344; report comparing 1935 and 1936 USSR production targets FO 371/20344; report comparing 1935 and 1936 USSR production targets FO 371/20344; report comparing 1935 and 1936 USSR production targets
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FO 371/20344; report comparing 1935 and 1936 USSR production targets

Questions

  1. Why was there a target to increase the amount of crops grown?

  2. Why was there a target to increase the amount of oil produced?

  3. Why was there a target to reduce the import of machines?

  4. Were consumer goods an important feature of the plan for 1936?

  5. How would you have tried to encourage workers to work harder?

  6. How would you have tried to cut down on railway accidents and increase efficiency?

  7. A hero may be someone noted for their special achievements or their bold exploits. Could Stalin have been seen as a hero because of his Five Year Plans?