The Drive for Growth and the Eighteenth Party Congress, January–March 1939

  • R. W. Davies
  • Mark HarrisonEmail author
  • Oleg Khlevniuk
  • Stephen G. Wheatcroft


In early 1939 the Soviet leaders prepared for and held the eighteenth party congress, the first since 1934. Before and during the congress, they reflected in public and in private on the third five-year plan, the requirements of economic modernisation, the threat of war, and the need for increased regimentation of the workforce in both state industry and collective agriculture.


Eighteenth Party Congress Five-Year Plan Sovnarkom Gosbank Gosplan 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. W. Davies
    • 1
  • Mark Harrison
    • 2
    Email author
  • Oleg Khlevniuk
    • 3
  • Stephen G. Wheatcroft
    • 4
  1. 1.Centre for Russian, European, and Eurasian StudiesUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsUniversity of WarwickCoventryUK
  3. 3.National Research University Higher School of EconomicsMoscowRussia
  4. 4.School of Historical and Philosophical StudiesUniversity of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia

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