Lot 220: Nikita Khrushchev

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2015-11-30 14:51:00

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Lot 220: TLS in Cyrillic, signed "N. Khrushchev," three pages, 8 x 11.75, October 8, 1947. Letter to Mykola F. Alyshev and Oleksandr I. Struyev. In part: "The situation with regard to livestock breeding in the region remains, as before, extremely unsatisfactory. During the past ten-day period of the month of September, no improvement was made in the work associated with the accumulation of feed. Only 46 percent of the ten-day target was fulfilled. In a number of districts, the situation with regard to the procurement of feed is clearly bad…At a number of collective farms, combine-harvested straw has not yet been stacked, procured feed has been carelessly stored in haystacks, has not been covered, and is getting wet, and the feed is subject to spoilage. District agriculture departments are not even keeping track and mapping the locations of the feed procured. The targets for removing calves in line with agricultural procurement contracts have not been met for three five-day periods in a row…Workers from the ranks of regional Soviet and party activists shall be sent on official business to all the districts, and within the districts to all the collective farms, having been entrusted with responsibility for organizing and meeting the livestock breeding targets…Special attention shall be paid to the timely harvesting of corn stalks and other crop farming wastes for cattle feed. All instances wherein stalks for feed are left unharvested during the harvesting of corn, and likewise wherein hay and chaff are carelessly harvested and stored, shall be regarded as feed spoilage, steps shall be immediately taken to eliminate the deficiencies, and the guilty parties shall be punished." Signed at the conclusion by Khrushchev and countersigned by Lazar Kaganovich. In fine condition. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 466 Wednesday, 9th December 2015 Estimate: $3500-4000
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