RUSSIA: F. Y. P. No. 3

The second Five-Year Plan ended last week, and the Soviet Union entered 1938 by starting on a third. The Gosplan or State Planning Commission made last April the preliminary blanket announcement in Pravda and Izvestia that the second Five-Year Plan had been "over-fulfilled in four years and three months." and public celebrations took place throughout the Soviet Union. Economists of the embassies and legations in Moscow, who had seen this happen before, sat back and waited for the detailed official statistics on the second Five-Year Plan to be issued several months...

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