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1926 January


January 1st
In 1926, Stalin directs the work of the plenum of the Central Committee, CPSU(B), where he speaks on organizational questions.
Stalin is elected by the plenum to the Political Bureau, Organizing Bureau and Secretariat of the C.C., CPSU(), and appointed General Secretary of the Party.
The plenum decided to prolong J. V. Stalin's credentials as a delegate of the CPSU(B) to the Executive Committee of the Communist International (E.G.C.I.).
January 5th
In 1926, J. V. Stalin informs V.M. Molotov. N.M. Shvernik, S. M. Kirov and others in Leningrad of the resolution passed on January 5, 1926, by the C.C., CPSU (), exposing the factional activity of the Leningrad Gubernia Committee of the CPSU().
January 8th
In 1926, Stalin directs a meeting of the CPSU(B) delegation to the E.C.C.I.
January 16th
In 1926, Stalin has a talk with representatives of the American Communist Party delegation to the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.
January 19th
In 1926, Stalin has a talk with students of the Institute of Red Professors.
January 22nd
In 1926, Stalin delivers speeches at a meeting of the Presidium of the E.C.C.I. on "The Fight, against Right, and 'Ultra-Left' Deviations."
January 25th
In 1926, J. V. Stalin completes his work Concerning Questions of Leninism, which was published as a separate pamphlet on February 6, and printed in the magazine Bolshevik, No. 3, February 15, 1926.

1926 February


February 5th
In 1926, Stalin has a talk with members of the Chinese Communist Party delegation to the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.
February 6-8th
In 1926, Stalin is elected by special Party con-ferences of the Volodarsky, Moskovsko-Narvsky and other districts of Leningrad as their first delegate to the Twenty-Third Special Leningrad Gubernia Conference of the G.P.S.U.(B).
February 9th
In 1926, Stalin replies to a letter from P. F. Boltnev, V. I. Efremov and V. I. Ivlev on "The Peasantry as an Ally of the Working Class."
February 10th
In 1926, Leningradskaya Pravda, No. 33, publishes the sixth chapter-"The Question of the Victory of Socialism in One Country"- of J. V. Stalin's work Concerning Questions of Leninism.
Stalin replies to a letter of T. M. Pokoyev. chairman of the Poor Peasants' Committee, Bobrinets District, Ukr. S.S.R. on "The Possibility of Building Socialism in Our Country."
February 12th
In 1926, Stalin is elected by the Twenty-Third Special Leningrad Gubernia Conference of the CPSU(B) as a member of the Leningrad Gubernia Party Committee.
February 17-March 16th
In 1926, Stalin takes part. in the work of the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.
February 17th
In 1926, At the first sitting of Ihe Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I., J. V. Stalin is elected to the Presidium of the E.C.C.I. plenum and to the Political, Eastern, and French Commissions of the plenum.
February 19th
In 1926, Stalin writes a letter to the members of the delegation of the CPSU(B) in the E.G.C.I. in which he exposes Zinoviev who distorted the decisions of the Fourteenth Congress of the G.P.S.U.(B) when making the opening speech at the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.
Stalin has a talk with representatives of the German and French Communist Party delegations to the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.
February 20th
In 1926, The Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I. elects J. V. Stalin chairman of its German Commission.
February 21st
In 1926, At a meeting of the Bureau of the CPSU(B) delegation to the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I., J. V. Stalin reports that the German delegation is dissatisfied with Zinoviev's speech at the plenum.
February 23rd
In 1926, The newspaper Kommunist, No. 43, organ of the Central Committee and Kharkov Okrug Committee of the Ukrainian Communist Party (Bolsheviks), prints a statement in memory of G. I. Kotovsky, written by J. V. Stalin.
Stalin attends a ceremonial meeting in the Bolshoi Theatre in honour of the Eighth Anniversary of the Red Army.
February 27th
In 1926, Publication of J. V. Stalin's collection of writings entitled Questions of Leninism.

1926 March


March 3rd
In 1926, Stalin speaks at a meeting of the Bureau of the CPSU(B) delegation to the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I. on the ideological struggle against, the "ultra-Lefts" in the German Communist Party.
March 6th
In 1926, Stalin speaks in the French Commission of the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I. on the situation in the French Communist Party.
At a meeting of the Bureau of the CPSU(B) delegation to the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I., J. V. Stalin opposes a proposal by Zinoviev that adherents of the "New Opposition" should be drawn into the work of the E.C.C.I.
March 7th
In 1926, Pravda, No. 55, publishes greetings from J. V. Stalin to working women and women toilers throughout the world in connection with the sixteenth celebration of International Communist Women's Day.
March 8th
In 1926, At a meeting of the German Commission of the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I., J. V. Stalin delivers a speech on the fight. against the "ultra-Lefts" in the German Communist Party.
March 15th
In 1926, At a meeting of the Organizing Bureau of the C.C., CPSU(B), J. V. Stalin delivers speeches on the plan of work of the Organizing Bureau for March-August 1926 and on the elections to the Soviets.
March 16th
In 1926, Stalin has a talk with representatives of the German and French Communist Party delegations to the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.
March 17th
In 1926, The E.C.C.I. elects J. V. Stalin a member of its Presidium.
Stalin has a talk with representatives of the German Communist Party delegation to the Sixth Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.
March 23rd
In 1926, The newspapers Pravda and Komsomolskaya Pravda, Nos. 66, print a message of greetings by J. V. Stalin to the Seventh Congress of the All-Union Leninist Young Communist League.

1926 April


April 3rd
In 1926, The Political Bureau of the C.C., CPSU(B) appoints J. V. Stalin a member of the Commis-sion of the Political Bureau for drafting the theses on "The Economic Situation and Eco-nomic Policy" to be submitted for discussion at the April plenum of the C.C., CPSU(B).
April 5th
In 1926, At a meeting of the Commission of the Political Bureau of the C.C., CPSU(B), J. V. Stalin speaks in support of the theses on "The Economic Situation and Economic Policy."
April 6-9th
In 1926, Stalin directs the work of the plenum of the C.C., CPSU(B),
April 7th
In 1926, Forest fire burns 900 acres & kills 2 (San Luis Obispo Calif).
April 9th
In 1926, At the morning sitting of the plenum ot the C.C., CPSU(B), J. V. Stalin delivers a report on "The Economic Situation and Economic Policy."
At the evening sitting, J.V. Stalin delivers a report on "The Plan of Work of the Political Bureau and the C.C. Plenum for 1926."
April 12th
In 1926, Stalin delivers a report on the results of the work of the April plenum of the C.C., CPSU(B) at a plenum of the Leningrad Gubernia Committee of the CPSU(B).
April 13th
In 1926, Stalin delivers a report on "The Economic Situation of the Soviet Union and the Policy of the Party" at a meeting of the active of the Leningrad organization of the CPSU(B).
April 20th
In 1926, Stalin has a talk with a delegation from the Stalin Factory (Bolshevo, Moscow Gubernia), which has come to invite him to their May Day celebration.
April 21st
In 1926, Stalin replies to a letter of Klara Zetkin on the organization Workers' International Relief (WIR).
Publication of J. V. Stalin's pamphlet The Economic Situation of the Soviet Union.
April 25th
In 1926, Pravda, No. 95, publishes an appeal signed by J. V. Stalin, Secretary of the C.C., CPSU(B) and V. V. KuibysheV. Chairman of the C.C.C., CPSU(B), addressed to all Party organizations and Party control commissions and to Party members engaged in economic, co-operative, trade, banking and other institutions, on the tight for a regime of economy.
April 26th
In 1926, Stalin writes a letter to L. M. Kaganovich and the other members of the Political Bureau of the C.C., Ukrainian Communist Party (Bolsheviks).
April 29th
In 1926, France & US reach accord on repayment of WW I.
April 30th
In 1926, Stalin writes a letter to the members of the C.C., CPSU(B) in which he exposes Zinoviev's factional activity.

1926 May


May 1st
In 1926, Stalin is present at the military parade of the Moscow Garrison and demonstration of the working people of Moscow in the Red Square.
May 3rd
In 1926, US marines land in Nicaragua (9-mo after leaving), stay until 1933.
May 6th
In 1926, Stalin has an interview with members of the press.
May 7th
In 1926, At a meeting of the Bureau ot the CPSU(B) delegation to the E.C.C.I., J. V. Stalin speaks on D. Z. Manuilsky's article "Menshevism Inside-Out and Social-Fascism," which was printed in the magazine Kommunistichesky Internatsional (Communist International), No. 4 (53), April 1926.
May 8th
In 1926, Stalin writes a letter to the members ot the CPSU(B) delegation to the E.C.C.I. exposing Zinoviev's factional activity in the Comintern.
May 11th
In 1926, Stalin informs the representatives of the A.U.C.C.T.U. in Paris and Berlin of the British T.U.C. General Council's refusal to accept financial aid from the workers of the USSR for the British miners on strike.
May 15th
In 1926, Stalin writes a second letter to the members of the CPSU(B) delegation to the E.C.C.I. exposing Zinoviev's factional activity in the Comintern.
May 16th
In 1926, J. V. Stalin and V. M. Molotov have an interview with members of the press at the headquarters of the C.C., CPSU(B).
Stalin has a talk with leading officials of the Central Committee of the All-Union Leninist Young Communist League and of the Young Communist International (Y.C.I.).

1926 June


June 1st
In 1926, Stalin arrives in Tiflis.
June 2nd
In 1926, J. V. Stalin inspects the Zemo-Avchaly hydro-electric power station and afterwards writes in the visitors' book in Georgian: "Long live our work of construction and the workers, technicians and engineers engaged in it!" This message was published in the newspapers Zarya Vostoka, No. 1191, June 3 and Pravdu, No. 133, June 12, 1926.
June 3rd
In 1926, Stalin writes a letter to V. M. Molotov exposing the splitting, capitulatory policy of Trotsky and Zinoviev and defining the basic line of the C.C., CPSU(B) in foreign policy.
Stalin attends a performance in the Tiflis State Opera House. During the interval he has a talk with M. Balanchivadze, the composer, about his opera "Tamar Tsbieri" and about Georgian opera music, and points to the influence of Russian composers, notably Chaikovsky, on Georgian composers.
June 8th
In 1926, At a meeting of the workers of the chief railway workshops in Tiflis, J. V. Stalin delivers a report on "The British Strike and the Events in Poland, "and replies to the greetings of the workers of the railway workshops. The report and the reply were published in the newspapers Zarya Vostoka, No, 1197, Juno 10, and Pravda, No. 136, June 16, 1926.
June 13th
In 1926, Bakinsky Rabochy (Baku, Worker), No. 135, publishes J. V. Stalin's reply to an invitation from the workers of Baku to visit their city.
June
In 1926, Stalin is elected a member of the Communist Academy.

1926 July


July 2nd
In 1926, the United States Army Air Cor ps was created by Congress; the Distinguished Flying Cross is commissioned.
July 4th
In 1926, Stalin leaves the Caucasus for Moscow.
July 8th
In 1926, On the occasion of the appearance of its 1,000th issue, J. V. Stalin sends a message of congrat-ulation to the newspaper Rabochaya Pravda (Workers' Truth), organ of the Central Committee and Tiflis Committee of the Georgian Communist Party (Bolsheviks), the Georgian Trade Union Council, and the Tiflis Soviet of Workers', Peasants', and Rod Army Depu-ties, the message being printed in that issue of the newspaper.
July 9th
In 1926, Chiang Kai-shek appointed to national-revolutionary supreme commander.
July 14-23rd
In 1926, Stalin directs the work of the joint plenum of the C.C. and C.C.C., CPSU(B).
July 14th
In 1926, At the joint plenum of the C.C. and C.C.C., CPSU(B), J.V. Stalin speaks on the ques-tion of wages.
July 15th
In 1926, Stalin delivers a speech at the joint plenum of the C.C. and C.C.C., CPSU(B) on a communication made by the Political Bureau on the decisions adopted by it in connection with the events in Britain, Poland and China.
July 22nd
In 1926, 105 degrees F (41 degrees C), Waterbury, Connecticut (state record).
In 1926, 108 degrees F (42 degrees C), Troy, New York (state record).
In 1926, 1 a.m J. V. Stalin stands in the guard of honour at the bier of F. E. Dzerzhinsky in the House of Trade Unions.
Pravda, No. 166, publishes a statement by J. V. Stalin in memory of F. E. Dzerzhinsky.
At the morning silting of the joint plenum of the C.C. and C.C.C., CPSU(B), J. V. Stalin delivers a speech on the report of the Presidium of the C.C.C., CPSU(B) on the case of Lashevich and others and on Party unity.
5.30 p.m. J. V. Stalin takes part as pall bearer in carrying the coffin with the body of F. E. Dzerzhinsky out of the House of Trade Unions.
July 24th
In 1926, Stalin has a talk with officials of the All-Russian Extraordinary Commission - the Joint State Political Administration, in connection with the death of F. E. Dzerzhinsky.
July 27th
In 1926, Stalin has a talk with representatives of the Polish Communist Party.
July 28th
In 1926, Stalin has a talk with a representative of the British Labour Party visiting the USSR.
Stalin has a talk with a representative of the Finnish Communist Party.

1926 August


August 6th
In 1926, Stalin replies to a letter from a representative of the Communist Party of India.
August 7th
In 1926, At a meeting of the Presidium of the E.G.C.I., J. V. Stalin delivers a speech on "The Anglo-Russian Committee."
August 10th
In 1926, Italian-Spanish peace treaty signed.
August 13th
In 1926, Stalin writes a letter to the members of the C.C. and C.C.C., CPSU(B) in which he exposes the anti-Party conduct, of Trotsky and Zinoviev at the July joint plenum of the C.C. and C.C.C., CPSU(B).

1926 September


September 8th
In 1926, 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.
September 11th
In 1926, thru Sept. 22, hurricane in Florida and Alabama: 243 deaths.
September 17th
In 1926, Miami, Florida was devastated by a hurricane that killed 370 people and caused $100,000,000 property damage.
September 18th
In 1926, Hurricane hits Miami, kills 250.
September 21st
In 1926, Stalin sends a cable to the editorial board of the Daily Worker, central organ of the Workers Party of America.

1926 October


October 6th
In 1926, Stalin writes a letter to Slepkov in connection with the latter's article printed in Pravda of October 8, 1926.
October 11th
In 1926, Stalin delivers a speech at a meeting of the Political Bureau of the C.G., CPSU(B) on "Measures for Mitigating the Inner-Party Struggle."
October 19th
In 1926, An enlarged plenum of the Leningrad Gubernia Committee of the CPSU(B) elects J. V. Stalin a delegate to the Fifteenth All-Union Conference of the CPSU(B).
October 20th
In 1926, Cuba: worst hurricane in 80 years, 650 reported dead.
Between October 21st and 25th
In 1926, At the request of the Political Bureau of the C.C., CPSU(B), J. V. Stalin writes the theses on "The Opposition Block in the CPSU(B)."
October 22nd
In 1926, The Presidium of the E.C.C.I. appoints J. V. Stalin to report on the Russian question at the Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.
October 23rd
In 1926, A joint plenum of the C.G. and C.C.C., CPSU(B) appoints J. V. Stalin to make a report at the Fifteenth All-Union Conference of the CPSU(B) on "The Opposition and the Inner-Party Situation."
October 26th
In 1926, The Political Bureau of the C.C., CPSU(B) approves J. V. Stalin's theses on "The Opposition Block in the CPSU(B)" for submission to the October joint plenum of the C.C. and C.C.C., CPSU(B).
In 1926, The newspapers Pravda and Izvestia, Nos. 247, publish J. V. Stalin's theses on "The Opposi-tion Bloc in the CPSU(B)."
In 1926, At the joint plenum of the C.C. and C.C.C.. CPSU(B), J. V. Stalin delivers a speech in support of the theses on "The Opposition Block in the CPSU(B)." The plenum endorses the theses for submission to the Fifteenth All-Union Conference of the CPSU(B).
October 26th - November 3rd
In 1926, Stalin directs the work of the Fifteenth All-Union Conference of the CPSU(B).

1926 November


November 1st
In 1926, At the Fifteenth All-Union Conference of the CPSU(B), J. V. Stalin delivers a report on "The Opposition and the Inner-Party Situation." The report was published in Pravda and Iwestia, Nos. 256, 257, November 5 and 6, 1926.
November 3rd
In 1926, At the Fifteenth All-Union Conference of the CPSU(B), J. V. Stalin replies to the discussion on his report on "The Opposition and the Inner-Party Situation." The reply to the discussion was published in Pravda and Izvestia, Nos. 262, November 12, 1926.
November 6th
In 1926, Stalin writes a reply to the editorial board of Leningradskaya Pravda declining to give his consent to the publication of his conversation with Professor Jerome Davis of Yale University, a report of which was published in garbled form in the newspaper The New York American.
November 7th
In 1926, Stalin attends the military parade of the Moscow Garrison and demonstration of the working people of Moscow in the Red Square.
November 8th
In 1926, the first ferry built exclusively for cars is put in service.
November 15th
In 1926, Stalin's report and reply to the discussion at the Fifteenth All-Union Conference of the CPSU(B) are published in pamphlet form under the title The Social-Democratic Deviation in Our Party.
November 20th
In 1926, At a meeting of the Presidium of the Executive Committee of the Comintern, J. V. Stalin communicates the plan of his report on "The Internal Situation in the CPSU(B)" for the Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.
November 22nd - December 16th
In 1926, Stalin takes part in the work of the Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.
November 22nd
In 1926, At its first silting, the Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I. elects J. V. Stalin a member of its Presidium and of its Political Commission.
November 29-30th
In 1926, Stalin directs the work of a meeting of the Bureau of the CPSU(B) delegation to the Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.
November 30th
In 1926, Stalin delivers a speech in the Chinese Commission of the Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I. on "The Prospects of the Revolution in China."

1926 December


December 2nd
In 1926, The Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I. elects J. V. Stalin a member of its German commission.
December 4th
In 1926, Stalin has a talk with a representative of the Indian Communist Party.
December 5th
In 1926, "Battleship Potemkin" was Sergei Eisenstein's first film about a mutiny on a Russian ship in 1905. It opened in New York The depiction of the Czar's troops marching on and firing at the people as they flee down the steps of Odessa was probably the most famous scene in movie history. Brian de Palma's "Untouchables" in 1987 quoted it.
December 7th
In 1926, Stalin delivers a report at the Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I. on internal questions of the CPSU(B).
December 13th
In 1926, At. the Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I., J. V. Stalin replies to the discussion on his report on inner-Party questions of the CPSU(B).
December 17th
In 1926, Stalin has a talk with Dimitrov, Kolarov and other representatives of the Bulgarian Communist Party.
December 18th
In 1926, The Executive Committee of the Comintern elects J. V. Stalin a member of its Presidium.
December 22nd
In 1926, Stalin participates in the discussion of the question of the fight against the "ultra-Lefts" in Germany at a joint meeting of the delegations of the CPSU(B) and the German Communist Party taking part in the work of the Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.
December 23rd
In 1926, The Seventh Party Conference of the Krasnaya Presnya District, Moscow, elects J. V. Stalin its first delegate to the Fifteenth Moscow Gubernia Party Conference.
December 24th
In 1926, At a joint meeting of representatives of the delegations of the CPSU(B) and the American Communist Party to the Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I. J. V. Stalin speaks on the situation in the American Communist Party.
Once More on the Social-Democratic Deviation in Our Party - J. V. Stalin's report and reply to the discussion at the Seventh Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.- is published in pamphlet form.
December 29th
In 1926, Stalin has a talk with a delegation from the Armaturny Factory, Moscow.
December 30th
In 1926, Stalin writes a letter to Ksenofontov.


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