Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia Dmitry Medvedev at a meeting of the working group of the Military-Industrial Commission read out a telegram from Joseph Stalin dated September 17, 1941, in which he asked to “honestly and on time fulfill orders”, otherwise threatening to “smash like criminals.” It is reported by RBC.
“I ask you to honestly and on time fulfill orders for the supply of tank hulls at the Chelyabinsk Tractor Plant. Now I ask and hope that you will fulfill your duty to the motherland. In a few days, if you find yourself violating your duty to your homeland, I will begin to smash you as criminals who neglect the honor and interests of their homeland, ”Medvedev quoted the telegram.
Stalin in it called it unacceptable that the Soviet troops “suffered at the front from the shortcomings of tanks”, and at the factories “in the distant rear they cooled off and did nothing.”
According to the deputy head of the Security Council, this telegram is proof that “no production, no organization is ideal.” Nevertheless, under the conditions of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, obligations should be made “not from the fulfillment of annual obligations, but from the fulfillment of ten-day obligations and making up for what was not done, including last year,” he noted. Medvedev asked his colleagues to remember the Generalissimo’s words.
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