1 October 1928 | Stalin announces the first Five Year Plan

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THE SOVIET UNION’S FIRST FIVE YEAR PLAN IS ANNOUNCED

1 OCTOBER 1966

Josef Stalin announces the start of the USSR’s first Five Year Plan. The intention was to industrialise the vast and still largely agrarian country. In terms of factory output it succeeded, but at what human costs?

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