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1925 January


Beginning of January
In 1925, Stalin has an interview with the members of the editorial board of Krasnaya Molodyozh on the tasks of that magazine. A report of the interview was published in Krasnaya Molodyozh, No. 1 (5), January 1925.
January 5th
In 1925, Stalin has an interview with students of the Stalino (Yuzovka) Party School who had come on an excursion to Moscow.
J. V. Stalin writes the appeal "Working Women and Peasant Women, Remember and Carry Out Ilyich's Behests!" The appeal was published in the magazine Rabotnitsa (Working Woman), No. 1, January 1925.
January 6th
In 1925, J. V. Stalin writes a letter to the All-Union Teachers' Congress. The letter was published in Uchitelskaya Gazeta (Teacher's Newspaper), No. 2, January 10, 1925.
January 9th
In 1925, Stalin has an interview with a group of Communists assigned for work in the countryside.
January 10th
In 1925, Stalin writes a letter to the leaders of the All-Union Association of Proletarian Writers concerning the convocation of a conference of proletarian writers.
January 16th
In 1925, Leon Trotsky was dismissed as the chairman of Russian Revolution Military Council. General M. Froense replaces Trotsky as People's Commissioner of Defense.
January 17-20th
In 1925, Stalin directs the proceedings of the plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.).
January 17th
In 1925, At a joint session of the plenums of the Central Committee and the Central Control Commission of the R.C.P.(B-), J. V. Stalin reports on the resolutions passed by local organizations on Trotsky's action.
January 19th
In 1925, Stalin speaks at the plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) on M. V. Frunze's report on "Budget Assignments for the People's Commissariat of Military and Naval Affairs of the U.S.S.R."
In 1925, -48 degrees F (-44 degrees C), Van Buren, Maine (state record).
January 21st
In 1925, J. V. Stalin's letter to Rabochaya Gazeta on the first anniversary of the death of V. I. Lenin is published in Rabochaya Gazeta, No. 17.
January 25th
In 1925, Stalin writes an answer to Comrade D-ov's letter concerning the question of the victory of socialism in one country.
January 26th
In 1925, Stalin speaks at a meeting of the Organizing Bureau of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) on "Dymovka."
January 27th
In 1925, Stalin delivers a speech at the Thirteenth Gubernia Conference of the Moscow organization of the R.C.P.(B.) "Concerning the Question of the Proletariat and the Peasantry."
January 28th
In 1925, Stalin takes part in the meetings of the Executive Committee of the Communist International (E.G.C.I.) and of its Presidium.
In 1925, -46 degrees F (-43 degrees C), Pittsburgh, New Hampshire (state record).
January 30th
In 1925, In greetings telegraphed to Hie first congresses of the Communist Parties of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, J. V. Stalin defines the tasks of the Communist Parties in those republics after the national delimitation that had been carried out in Central Asia. The telegrams were published in the newspapers Pravda Vostoka (Truth of the East), No. 29, February 6, 1925, and Turkmenskaya Iskra (Turkmenian Spark), No. 34, February 14, 1925.
January 31st
In 1925, The Twenty-First. Gubernia Party Conference of the Leningrad organization of the R.C.P.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin a member of the Leningrad Gubernia Party Committee.

1925 February


February 2nd
In 1925, Stalin has an interview with a delegation from the All-Union Association of Proletarian Writers on questions concerning proletarian literature.
February 3rd
In 1925, Stalin's interview with Herzog on "The Prospects of the Communist Party of Germany and Bolshevisation" is published in Pravda, No. 27.
February 6th
In 1925, Stalin has an interview with leading functionaries of the Central Committee and Moscow Committee of the Russian Leninist Young Communist League on questions con-cerning the work of the League.
February 7th
In 1925, Stalin has an interview with a delegation from the plenum of the "Proletkult" organization on questions concerning the further work of this organization.
February 9th
In 1925, Stalin has an interview with leading functionaries of the Central Committee of (the R.L.Y.C.L. on questions concerning the work of the League.
February 15th
In 1925, Stalin sends greetings to the Seventh Tsaritsyn Gubernia Congress of Soviets.
February 18th
In 1925, Stalin takes part in a meeting of tin-Presidium of the E.C.C.I.
February 20th
In 1925, Stalin has an interview with representatives of Party and Soviet bodies in the Tula Gubernia on questions concerning the work of the cooperatives and on housing.
February 26th
In 1925, Stalin takes part in a meeting of the Presidium of the E.C.C.I.
February 27th
In 1925, Hitler's forms NSDAP political party in Munich.
=In 1925, Hitler seized leadership of a reorganized and newly-legalized National Socialist German Workers' Party.
February 28th
In 1925, Stalin writes a letter to Comrade Me-rt concerning the situation in the Communist Party of Germany.

1925 March


March 6th
In 1925, Stalin sends greetings to the working people of Tajikistan on the occasion of the formation of the Tajik Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. The greetings were published in Pravda Vostoka, No. 58, March 12, 1925.
March 8th
In 1925, J. V. Stalin's article "International Women's Day" is published in Pravda, No. 56.
March 9th
In 1925, Stalin signs the notice "To all organizations of the R.C.P.(B.)" announcing the convocation of an All-Union Party Conference and agenda of this conference.
March 10th
In 1925, J. V. Stalin writes a letter to the cadets and lo the commanding, political and teaching staff of the Stalin Infantry School in Nizhni Novgorod in connection with his election as an honorary cadet of the school. The letter was published in Nizhegorodskaya Kommuna (Nizhni-Novgorod Commune), No. 45, February 23, 1930.
Stalin sends greetings to the Tsaritsyn Gubernia congress of agricultural co-operative delegates, wishing them success in drawing the toiling peasantry into the work of building socialism.
March 13th
In 1925, J. V. Stalin writes the message of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) sent to the Central Executive Committee of the Kuomintang in connection with the death of Sun Yat-sen. The message was published in Pravda, No. 60, March 14, 1925.
March 14th and 16th
In 1925, Stalin has an interview with a delegation from the First All-Union Congress of Village Correspondents.
March 16th
In 1925, J. V. Stalin sends greetings to the First, Party Conference of the Kara-Kirghiz Autonomous Region in which he defines the tasks confront-ing the Communists of Kara-Kirghizia. The greetings were published in Pravda Vostoka, No. 67, March 26, 1925.
March 17th
In 1925, Stalin has an interview with the delegation from the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia which had arrived for the Fifth Enlarged Plenum of the E.G.C.I.
March 21st - April 6th
In 1925, Stalin takes part in the work of the Fifth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.
March 21st
In 1925, Stalin is elected a member of the political and Czechoslovak commissions set up by the Fifth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.
March 22nd
In 1925, J. V. Stalin's article "The International Situation and the Tasks of the Communist Parties" is published in Pravda, No. 66.
March 25th
In 1925, Stalin has an interview with the delegations from the workers at. the Vladimir Ilyich and Dynamo factories who had come id invite him to attend their meetings for the election of deputies to the Moscow and District Soviets of Workers', Peasants' and Red Army Deputies.
Stalin has an interview with a delegation from the crew of the torpedo-boat "Stalin" of the Red Baltic Fleet.
Stalin has an interview with leading members of the staff of the Lenin Institute on questions concerning the work of the Institute.
March 27th
In 1925, Stalin has an interview with the delegation from the Communist Party of France which had arrived for the Fifth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.
Stalin speaks at a meeting of the Czechoslovak Commission of the Enlarged Plenum (if the E.C.C.I. on "The Communist Party of Czechoslovakia."
March 28th
In 1925, At a meeting of the workers of Section No. 1 of the Locomotive Service of the Northern Railway, J.V.Stalin is elected a deputy to the Moscow Soviet of Workers', Peasants' and Red Army Men's Deputies.
March 30th
In 1925, Stalin speaks at a meeting of the Czecho-slovak submission of the Fifth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I. on the situation in the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia.
Stalin speaks at a meeting of the Yugoslav Commission of the Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I. on "Concerning the National Question in Yugoslavia."
Stalin has an interview with a delegation from the Kirghiz Republic on the situation in Kirghizia.
Stalin has an interview with representatives of the editorial board of the newspaper Bednota on questions concerning the work of the peasant department of that newspaper.

1925 April


April 1st
In 1925, Stalin has an interview with a delegation of workers from Section No. 1 of the Locomotive Service of the Northern Railway who had come to hand him his credentials as a deputy to the Moscow Soviet.
April 3rd
In 1925, In a telegram to S. M. Kirov, Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan, J. V. Stalin greets the Communist Party of Azerbaijan on the occasion of its fifth anniversary. The telegram was published in Bakinsky Rabochy (Baku Worker), No. 75, April 5, 1925.
April 6th
In 1925, Stalin speaks at a meeting of the Organizing Bureau of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) on "The Active of the Young Communist League in the Countryside."
April 7th
In 1925, Stalin takes part in a meeting of the E.C.C.I.
April 13th
In 1925, Stalin has an interview with a delegation from the First All-Union Conference of Proletarian Students.
April 15th
In 1925, J. V. Stalin writes an address "To the First All-Union Conference of Proletarian Students." The address was published in Pravda, No. 87, April 16, 1925.
April 23-30th
In 1925, Stalin directs the proceedings of the plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.).
April 27-29th
In 1925, Stalin directs the proceedings of the Fourteenth Conference of the R.C.P.(B.).
April 30th
In 1925, Hitler wird auf Antrag aus der osterreichischen Staatsburgerschaft entlassen und ist seither staatenlos.
In 1925, Redeverbot durch die bayerische Regierung, dem sich auch die preuSische Landesregierung anschlieSt.

1925 May


May 1st
In 1925, Stalin is present at the May Day military parade and a demonstration of the working people in the Red Square, Moscow.
May 2nd
In 1925, J. V. Stalin sends greetings to the editorial board of Pravda Vostoka (Tashkent) on the occasion of Press Day. The greetings were published in a special issue of Pravda Vostoka, May 6, 1925.
May 5th
In 1925, Stalin has an interview with a delegation of workers from the October Railway.
May 6th
In 1925, Stalin writes a message of greetings to tin' newspaper Pod Znamenem Ilyicha (Under Ilyich's Banner), organ of the Communist University of the Toilers of the East, in which he defines the tasks confronting that newspaper.
May 7-11th, 16th
In 1925, Stalin takes part in the proceedings of the Twelfth All-Russian Congress of Soviets.
May 9th
In 1925, Stalin delivers a report on "The Result? of the Work of the Fourteenth Conference of the R.C.P.(B.)" at a meeting of the active of the Moscow organization of the R.C.P.(B.).
May 11th
In 1925, The Twelfth All-Russian Congress of Soviets elects J. V. Stalin a member of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee.
The first session of the All-Russian C.E.C., Twelfth Convocation, elects J. V. Stalin a member of the Presidium of the All-Russian C.E.C.
May 13-20th
In 1925, Stalin takes part in the proceedings of the Third Congress of Soviets of the U.S.S.R.
May 18th
In 1925, Stalin speaks at a meeting of students at the Communist University of the Toilers of the East on "The Political Tasks of the University of the Peoples of the East."
May 20th
In 1925, The Third Congress of Soviets of the U.S.S.R. elects J. V. Stalin a member of the Union So-viet of the Central Executive Committee of the U.S.S.R.
May 21st
In 1925, The first session of the C.E.C. of the U.S.S.R. elects J. V. Stalin a member of the Presidium of the C.E.C. of the U.S.S.R.
May 22nd
In 1925, Stalin has an interview with delegates from the Turkmenian and Uzbek republics at the Third Congress of Soviets of the U.S.S.R.
May 23rd
In 1925, Stalin has an interview with leading workers of Party and Soviet bodies in the South-Ossetian and North-Ossetian Autonomous Regions.
May 25th
In 1925, Stalin has an interview with delegates at the Third Congress of Soviets of the U.S.S.R, from the Turkmenian S.S.R. and the Tajik and Kazakh Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republics on the situation in these republics.
May 29th
In 1925, Stalin takes part in a meeting of tin-Presidium of the C.E.C. of the U.S.S.R.

1925 June


June 1st
In 1925, Stalin has an interview with leading officials of the Uzbek S.S.R. and of the Daghestan and Tajik Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republics.
June 2nd
In 1925, J. V. Stalin, V. M. Molotov and A. A. Andreyev send a letter to the members of the editorial board of Komsomolskaya Pravda.
June 3rd
In 1925, Stalin has an interview with students of the courses organized by the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) for uyezd Party workers.
June 5th
In 1925, Stalin takes part in a meeting of the Presidium of the C.E.C. of the U.S.S.R.
June 9th
In 1925, Stalin speaks at the Sverdlov Communist University, answering questions put to him by students of the University.
June 11th
In 1925, a gem dealer is thrown from a plane in Britain in the first recorded murder in the skies.
June 13th
In 1925, J. V. Stalin's greetings "To the Sverdlov University (On the Occasion of the Second Graduation of Students of Basic and Trade-Union Courses)" are published in Pravda, No. 132.
June 23rd
In 1925, Landslides create 3-mile long "Slide Lake" (Gros Ventre Wyoming).
In 1925, Russia's International Lenin Prize, given to Soviet citizens for achievements in art, literature, science and engineering, is established.
June 27th
In 1925, Stalin has an interview with the chairmen of the Tambov, Orel, Voronezh and Kursk Gubernia Executive Committees of Soviets on the measures to be taken to rehabilitate the national economy in the black-earth belt.
June 30th
In 1925, J. V. Stalin's article "The National Question Once Again (Concerning the Article by Semicb)" is published in the magazine Bolshevik, No. 11-12.

1925 July


July 3rd
In 1925, At a meeting of the Presidium of the E.C.C.I., J. V. Stalin is elected to the commission on the Polish question.
July 4th
In 1925, Stalin speaks at a meeting of the Polish Commission of the E.C.C.I, on the situation in the Communist Party of Poland.
J. V. Stalin's interview with Mr. Fuse, Japanese correspondent of the newspaper Nichi-Nichi, on "The Revolutionary Movement in the East" is published in Pravda, No. 150.
July 10th
In 1925, the official news agency of the former Soviet Union, TASS, was established.
July 20th
In 1925, The Presidium of the E.C.C.I. elects J. V. Stalin to the commission on the German question.

1925 August


August 4th
In 1925, US marines leave Nicaragua after 13-year occupation.
August 18th
In 1925, J.V. Stalin sends a letter to the Cossacks of Goryachevodskaya Stanitsa acknowledging the receipt of the certificate of his election as an Honorary Cossack of that stanitsa on the occa-sion of its centenary. The letter was published in the newspaper Terek, No. 189, August 22, 1925.

1925 September


September 3rd
In 1925, in Caldwell, Ohio, the U.S. dirigible "Shenandoah" crashed; 14 die.
September 5th
In 1925, 112 degrees F (44 degrees C), Centerville, Alabama ( state record).
September 12th
In 1925, Stalin writes a letter to V. M. Molotov concerning the anti-Bolshevik character of Zinoviev's article "The Philosophy of the Epoch."
September 15th
In 1925, Stalin writes an answer to a note by Comrade Yermakovsky.
September 19th
In 1925, J. V. Stalin's greetings to the patients at the Uch-Dere Sanatorium are published in the newspaper Sovietsky Yug (Soviet South), No. 215.
September 24th
In 1925, The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin to the commission set up to examine the proposals of the Central Asian Bureau of the C.C. of the R.C.P.(B.) for land and irrigation reform in Central Asia.
September 28th
In 1925, Stalin discusses with representatives of the Kazakh Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic the national and state structure of that republic.

1925 October


October 3-10th
In 1925, Stalin directs the proceedings of the plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.).
October 10th
In 1925, Stalin writes a letter to Klara Zetkin concerning the state of affairs in the Communist Party of Germany.
October 12th
In 1925, Stalin has an interview with members of the staffs of the Agitation and Propaganda Departments of the Tiflis and Nizhni-Novgorod Party Committees, participants in the conference of heads of Agitation and Propaganda Departments convened by the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.).
October 14th
In 1925, Stalin has an interview with participants in the conference of Agitation and Propaganda Departments convened by the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.).
October 15th
In 1925, The announcement, signed by J. V. Stalin, of the convocation of the Fourteenth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.) is published in Pravda, No. 236.
October 19th
In 1925, Italian army takes Somalia.
In 1925, Stalin has an interview with representatives of the South-Ossefcian and North-Ossetian Autonomous Regions on the question of uniting the two regions.
Stalin speaks at a meeting of the Organizing Bureau of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) on the work of the Tatar Party organization.
Stalin has an interview with the Chairman of the Kursk Gubernia Executive Committee of Soviets and the Secretary of the Kursk Gubernia Party Committee on questions concerning work in the countryside.
Stalin has an interview with the manager of the Tula Small Arms Factory on questions concerning the work of the factory.
October 23rd
In 1925, J. V. Stalin sends greetings to the workers at the Baltic Shipbuilding Yard on the occasion of the launching of the first Soviet-built timbercarrier, the "Comrade Stalin." The greetings were published in Izvestia, No. 246, October 27, 1925.
October 29th
In 1925, Komsomolskaya Pravda, No. 133, publishes J. V. Stalin's answers to questions put to him by the editorial board concerning the tasks of the Young Communist League.
Stalin visits M. V. Frunze, then lying ill in the Botkin (Soldatenkov) Hospital.
October 31st
In 1925, Stalin visits the Botkin Hospital where the body of M. V. Frunze was lying in state.

1925 November


November 2nd
In 1925, Stalin attends the Frunze memorial meeting in the Bolshoi Theatre,
November 3rd
In 1925, Stalin delivers a speech at the funeral of M. V. Frunze in the Red Square.
November 7th
In 1925, J. V. Stalin's article "October, Lenin, and the Prospects of Our Development" is published in Pravda, No. 255.
November 9th
In 1925, Stalin has an interview with leading functionaries of the Central Committee and Moscow Committee of the R.L.Y.C.L. on questions concerning the work of the League.
Before November 15th
In 1925, A Party meeting of the workers at the Stalin Workshops of the October Railway elects J. V. Stalin a delegate to the Fifth Parly Conference of the Sokolniki District of Moscow.
November 16th
In 1925, Stalin has an interview with the leaders of the Azerbaijan sections of the Metalworkers' and Miners' Unions on the conditions of the workers.
November 18th
In 1925, Stalin takes part in a meeting of the Presidium of the C.E.C. of the U.S.S.R.
J. V. Stalin sends greetings to the Fifth Party Conference of the Sokolniki District of Moscow. The greetings were published in the newspaper Gudok (Siren), No. 265, November 20, 1925.
November 29th
In 1925, Stalin sends a telegram to Comrade Yaroslavsky in Leningrad concerning the preparations for the Twenty-Second Gubernia Conference of the Leningrad organization of the R.C.P.(B.).

1925 December


December 1st
In 1925, Locarno Treaties admitted Germany into a system of European collective security based on a guarantee of borders and arbitration of disputes; Germany led by the "good" Gustav Stresemann was admitted into the League of Nations (Sept. 8, 1926) and French Foreign Minister Aristide Briand prophysied a new "Spirit of Locarno" would keep the peace.
In 1925, The Twenty-Second Gubernia Conference of the Leningrad organization of the R.C.P.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin an honorary member of the presidium of the conference.
December 5th
In 1925, The Fourteenth Gubernia Conference of the Moscow organization of the R.C.P.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin an honorary member of the presidium of the conference.
J. V. Stalin's letter to the editorial board of Bednota is published in No. 2,278 of that newspaper.
December 8th
In 1925, J. V. Stalin writes a letter to the presidium of the Twenty-Second Gubernia Conference of the Leningrad organization of the R.C.P.(B.). The letter was published in the magazine Krasnaya Letopis (Red Annals), No. 1 (58), 1934.
December 9th
In 1925, The Twenty-Second Guberilia Conference of the Leningrad organization of the R.C.P.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin a member of the Leningrad Gubernia Party Committee.
December 13th
In 1925, The Fourteenth Gubernia Conference of the Moscow organization of the R.C.P.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin a delegate to the Fourteenth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.).
December 15th
In 1925, Stalin signs the appeal by members of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) to the "new opposition" concerning the maintenance of Party unity.
Stalin directs the proceedings of the plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) and delivers a speech on the subject of changing the name of the R.C.P.(B.) to Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Bolsheviks) - C.P.S.U.(B.).
December 18-31st
In 1925, Stalin directs the proceedings of the Fourteenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.).
December 18th
In 1925, Stalin delivers the political report of the Central Committee to the Fourteenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.).
December 23rd
In 1925, Stalin replies to the discussion al the Fourteenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.) on the political report of the Central Committee.
J. V. Stalin makes a statement concerning the draft resolution on the Central Committee's report to the Fourteenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.). The statement was published in Pravda, No. 298, December 31, 1925.
December 28th
In 1925, Stalin directs the proceedings of tin-emergency plenum of the Central Committee of the Party and delivers a speech on the newspaper Leningradskaya Pravda owing to the "new opposition" utilizing that newspaper for their factional anti-Party aims.
December 31st
In 1925, The Fourteenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.) elects J. V. Stalin a member of the Central Committee of the C.P.S.U.(B.).


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