Under Stalin, more than 1500 of the largest industrial facilities were built, including DniproHES, Uralmash, KhTZ, GAZ, VMS, plants in Magnitogorsk, Chelyabinsk, Norilsk and Stalingrad. At the same time, over the past 20 years of democracy, not a single enterprise of this magnitude has been built.
Already in 1947, the industrial potential of the USSR was fully restored, and in 1950-m it grew more than 2 times compared to the pre-war 1940 year. None of the countries affected by the war had reached the prewar level by this time, despite the powerful financial contributions from the United States.
The prices of basic foodstuffs in the post-war 5 years in the USSR decreased by more than 2 times, while in the largest capitalist countries they increased, and in some cases even by 2 times and more.
This speaks of the tremendous success of the country, in which, just in 5 years before, the most destructive war in stories of mankind and which suffered most from this war !!
Bourgeois specialists in 1945 gave an official forecast that the USSR economy could reach the level of 1940 only by 1965, provided that they took foreign loans. We reached this level in 1949 without any external help.
In 1947, the USSR was the first after the war from the states of our planet to cancel the card system. And from 1948 annually - to 1954 - reduced the prices of food and consumer goods. Infant mortality in 1950 has decreased compared to 1940 in more than 2 times. The number of doctors increased by 1,5 times. The number of research institutions increased by 40%. University students became more on 50%. Etc.
There was an abundance of various industrial and food products in the stores, and there was no concept of scarcity. The choice of groceries in grocery stores was much wider than in modern supermarkets. Now only in Finland you can try sausage, reminiscent of the Soviet of those times. Banks with crabs were in all Soviet stores. The quality and diversity of consumer goods and food products, exclusively domestic production, was disproportionately higher than modern consumer goods and food. As soon as new trends appeared in fashion, they were instantly tracked, and after a couple of months, fashionable goods appeared in abundance on store shelves.
The workers' wages in 1953 ranged from 800 to 3000 rubles and above. Miners and metallurgists received up to 8000 rubles. Young engineer engineers - up to 1300 rubles. The secretary of the CPSU district committee received 1500 rubles, and the salaries of professors and academicians were often higher than 10000 rubles.
The Moskvich car cost 9000 p., White bread (1 kg.) - 3 p., Black bread (1 kg.) - 1 p., Beef (1 kg.) - 12,5 p., Pike perch fish - 8,3 p. , milk (1 l.) - 2,2 p., potatoes (1 kg.) - 0,45 p., Zhigulevskoye beer (0,6 l.) - 2,9 p., chintz (1 m.) - 6,1 p. Complex lunch in the dining room - 2 p. An evening in a restaurant for two, with a good dinner and a bottle of wine, - 25 p.
And all this abundance and comfortable life was achieved, despite the maintenance of 5,5-million, armed to the teeth with the most modern weapons, the best army in the world!
Since 1946 in the USSR, work on the atomic arms and energy; rocket technology; automation of technological processes; the introduction of the latest computing and electronics; space flights; gasification of the country; household appliances.
The world's first nuclear power plant was commissioned in the USSR a year earlier than in England, and 2 a year earlier than in the United States. Only in the USSR were created nuclear icebreakers.
Thus, in the USSR for one five-year plan - from 1946 to 1950. - in the conditions of a tough military-political confrontation with the richest capitalist power of the world, without any external assistance, at least three socio-economic tasks were solved: 1) the national economy was restored; 2) ensured a steady increase in the standard of living of the population; 3) an economic breakthrough to the future.
And even now we exist only at the expense of Stalin’s heritage. In science, industry - in almost all areas of life.
US presidential candidate Stevenson assessed the situation in such a way that if production growth rates in Stalinist Russia remain, then by 1970 the volume of its production in 3-4 will exceed American.
The September issue of Narional Business magazine for 1953 a year in Herbert Harris’s article “Russians are catching up with us” noted that the USSR is ahead of any country in terms of economic power growth rates and that they are currently higher in the USSR 2-3 times than in the USA.
In 1991, at the Soviet-American symposium, when our “democrats” began to squeal about the “Japanese economic miracle,” the Japanese billionaire Yerosi Teravama weighed them into an excellent “slap”: “You are not talking about the main thing - about your leading role in the world. In 1939, you, Russians, were smart, and we, the Japanese, are fools. In 1949, you became even smarter, and we were fools for now. And in 1955, we got smarter, and you turned into 5-year-olds. Our entire economic system is almost completely copied from yours, with the only difference that we have capitalism, private producers, and we never achieved more than 15% growth, while you, with public ownership of the means of production, reached 30% and more. In all our firms hang your slogans of the Stalinist era. ”
One of the best representatives of believing workers, revered by St. Luke, the archbishop of Simferopol and Crimea, wrote: “Stalin has preserved Russia. He showed what Russia means to the rest of the world. And therefore, as an Orthodox Christian and a Russian patriot, I bow low to Comrade Stalin. ”
Never in its history has our country known such magnificent transformations as in the Stalin era! The whole world shocked watching our progress! That is why the “devilish” task is now being implemented - never again to allow the emergence of people in the power levers of the state that are comparable in their internal strength, moral qualities, strategic thinking, organizational skills and patriotism with Joseph Stalin (today, in my opinion, only GA Zyuganov meets these requirements, and that is why the whole propaganda machine of Russophobes and anti-Soviet for more than two decades has been working targeted against the leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, all his life sanctify the people. And for this, all we need is to slander and slander the activities and life of a great man.
But a quarter of a century of unbridled propaganda did not bring its organizers victory even over the dead Stalin.
We know the motives of those who slander Stalin. All this nonsense falls on us so that we, through a comparison of what was done then, could not understand the crime of what is happening now. Could not even in thoughts return to the ideas of socialism! The anti-Stalinist campaign pursues one goal - to prevent the people from re-creating the Stalinist economic system, which will make our country independent and powerful very quickly.