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1931 January


January 4th
In 1931, Stalin attends the opening of the Third Session of the Central Executive Committee of the USSR, Fifth Convocation.
January 5-6th
In 1931, Stalin participates in the work of a conference held in the C.C., CPSU(B) with railway transport personnel.
January 8th
In 1931, Stalin is elected an honorary member of the Leningrad Soviet by the workers of the city's large enterprises.
January 12th
In 1931, Stalin writes an answer to the inquiry of the Jewish News Agency in the U.S.A. about the attitude in the USSR to anti-Semitism.
January 16th
In 1931, Stalin attends the opening of the Ninth Congress of the All-Union Leninist Y.C.L. The congress elects him to its honorary presidium.
January 21st
In 1931, Stalin attends the memorial meeting at the Bolshoi Theatre to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the death of V. I. Lenin.
January 23rd
In 1931, Stalin is elected an honorary member of the Moscow Soviet at meetings of the workers of the capital's large enterprises.

1931 February


February 4th
In 1931, Stalin delivers his speech on "The Tasks of Business Executives" at the First All-Union Conference of Leading Personnel of Socialist Industry.
February 24th
In 1931, Stalin, at the Second Moscow Regional Congress of Soviets, is elected a delegate to the Fifteenth All-Russian and the Sixth All-Union Congresses of Soviets.
February 26-March 5th
In 1931, Stalin takes part in the work of the Fifteenth All-Russian Congress of Soviets.
February 27th
In 1931, Stalin writes his answer to Comrade Etchin's letter.

1931 March


March 5th
In 1931, Stalin, at the session of the Fifteenth All-Russian Congress of Soviets, is elected a member of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee.
March 8-17th
In 1931, Stalin participates in the work of the Sixth All-Union Congress of Soviets.
March 17th
In 1931, Stalin, at the session of the Sixth All-Union Congress of Soviets, is elected a member of the Union Soviet of the Central Executive Committee of the USSR.
March 26th
In 1931, Iraq & Trans-Jordan sign peace treaty.
March 31st
In 1931, J. V. Stalin writes greetings to the workers and the administrative and technical personnel of the State Association of the Azerbaijanian Oil Industry and that of the Grozny Oil and Gas Industry in connection with their fulfillment of the five-year oil production plan in two and a half years. The greetings are published in Pravda, No. 90, April 1, 1931.

1931 April


April 3rd
In 1931, J. V. Stalin's greetings to the workers and the administrative and technical personnel of Elektrozavod (Moscow) in connection with the factory's fulfillment of its five-year plan in two and a half years are published in Pravda, No. 92.
April 22nd
In 1931, Egypt & Iraq sign peace treaty.
April 27th
In 1931, 100 degrees F (38 degrees C), in Pahala, Hawaii (state record).

1931 May


May 1st
In 1931, Stalin is present at the May Day military parade of the Moscow Garrison and the demonstration of the working people of the capital in the Red Square.
May 7, 14, 23 and 29 and June 4
In 1931, Stalin participates in the work of the commission for the drawing up of the draft decision of the Political Bureau of the C.C., CPSU(B) on improving and expanding Moscow's municipal economy.
May 10th
In 1931, Golf ball size hail falls in Burlington NJ.
May 11th and 13th
In 1931, Stalin takes part in a conference of person-nel of the coal industry, held in the C.C., CPSU(B).
May 19th
In 1931, J. V. Stalin's greetings to the workers and the executive staff of the Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works Project on the occasion of the completion of the construction and the commencement of the exploitation of the powerful Magnitogorsk mine are published in Pravda, No. 136.
May 28th
In 1931, J. V. Stalin's greetings to the workers, specialists and executive staff of the machine and tractor stations on the occasion of the preschedule fulfillment of their sowing plan are published in Pravda, No. 145.
May 30th
In 1931, J. V. Stalin's greetings to the workers, specialists and executives of the state grain farms on the occasion of the fulfillment of the sowing plan are published in Pravda, No. 147.

1931 June


June 11-15th
In 1931, Stalin directs the work of the plenum of the C.C., CPSU(B).
June 14th
In 1931, a ship French excursion steamer overturned in gale off St. Nazaire; approximately 450 died.
June 22-23rd
In 1931, Stalin takes part in the work of a conference of business executives held under the auspices of the C.C., CPSU(B).
June 23rd
In 1931, Stalin delivers his speech, New Conditions- New Tasks in Economic Construction at the conference of business executives held under the auspices of the C.C., CPSU(B).
June 24th
In 1931, USSR & Afghanistan sign neutrality treaty.
June 29th
In 1931, 109 degrees F (43 degrees C), Monticello, Florida (state record).

1931 July


July 23rd
In 1931, Stalin, at a meeting of the C.C., CPSU(B) attended by cooperative officials, delivers a speech on questions of improving the work of the consumers' cooperatives and of supplies tor the working people in big industrial centers.

1931 August


August 24th
In 1931, France & USSR sign neutrality, no attack treaty.

1931 September


September 18th
In 1931, Japanese begin conquest of Manchuria.

1931 October


October 1st
In 1931, J. V. Stalin's greetings to the staff of the AMO Works (Moscow) on the occasion of the completion of the building of the first gigantic automobile works in the USSR and to the staff of the Kharkov Tractor Works on the occasion of the preschedule completion of its construction are published in Pravda, No. 271.
10. Oktober:
Reichsprasident Paul von Hindenburg empfangt Hitler erstmals zu einer Aussprache.
October 10th
In 1931, J. V. Stalin's greetings to the newspaper Tekhnika on the occasion of its first appearance are published in Pravda, No. 280 and in Tekhnika, No. 1.
11. Oktober:
Bildung der Harzburger Front, in der die gesamte antirepublikanische Rechte vereinigt ist: NSDAP, Deutschnationale Volkspartei (DNVP), Alldeutscher Verband, Stahlhelm.
October 11th
In 1931, J. V. Stalin, V. M. Molotov and K. Y. Voroshilov pay a visit to A. M. Gorky, who reads them one of his works, a fairytale called "The Girl and Death."
October 17th
In 1931, mobster Al Capone was convicted on income tax evasion charges and sentenced to 11 years in prison. He was released in 1939.
October 25th
In 1931, J. V. Stalin, K. Y. Voroshilov. G. K. Orjonikidze and L. M. Kaganovich meet in the Kremlin shock brigaders of the Stalin Automobile Works (the former AMO), who arrived on the first lorries and buses manufactured by the plant.
October 28-31th
In 1931, Stalin directs the work of the plenum of the C.C., CPSU(B).
End of October
In 1931, J. V. Stalin's letter to the editorial board of the magazine Proletarskaya Revolutsia on "Some Questions Concerning the History of Bolshevism" is published in the magazine Bolshevik, Nos. 19-20 and in the magazine Proletarskaya Revolutsia, No. 6 (113).

1931 November


November 3rd
In 1931, J. V. Stalin and V. M. Molotov send a message of greetings to the builders of the automobile works in Nizhni-Novgorod on the occasion of the successful completion of the construction work. The greetings are published in Pravda, No. 305, November 4, 1931.
November 6th
In 1931, Stalin attends the celebration meeting of the Moscow Soviet held in the Bolshoi Theatre on the occasion of the fourteenth anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution.
November 7th
In 1931, Stalin is present at the military parade of the Moscow Garrison and the demonstration of the working people of the capital in the Red Square in honour of the fourteenth anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution.
November 25th
In 1931, Stalin, by decision of the Political Bureau of the C.C., CPSU(B), is appointed a member of the commission for preparing the draft resolution of the Seventeenth Conference of the CPSU(B), "Directives for Drawing up the Second Five-Year Plan for the National Economy of the USSR (1933-1937)."

1931 December


December 6th
In 1931, Stalin receives a group of Moscow writers and talks with them on problems of literature.
December 13th
In 1931, Stalin has a talk with the German writer Emil Ludwig.
December 22nd
In 1931, Stalin attends the opening of the Second Session of the Central Executive Committee of the USSR, Sixth Convocation.


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