THE 26TH CONGRESS OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION ENDED ITS WORK IN THE KREMLIN TODAY. IT WAS IN SESSION HERE FROM FEBRUARY 23.
Soviet people know that the Party's motto is "All for the good of the Soviet man, all in the name of man". They know this and for that reason wholeheartedly support the Party's policies. But we also know that nothing comes easily. Any improvement of the living standard can be achieved only by hard work on the part of the Soviet people themselves. Mature socialism provides the broadest opportunities imaginable for the full unfolding of the abilities of the every citizen. The thing is to use these opportunities. There is nothing that free and conscious work for oneself and for one's society cannot accomplish. I believe that we can be quite confident that the plans charted by the Congress will be not only fulfilled by over-fulfilled. The 26th Congress has shown again that the Communist Party of the Soviet Union is a powerful, sound, and mature organisation. The Communists are the truly unbendable pivot of our society, its heart and soul. They are the true revolutionary vanguard of the people. We know perfectly well from past and present experience that the role of society's leading force does not come by itself. It is earned and won in continuous, unceasing struggle for the interests of the working people. And to consolidate that role the Party is constantly tightening its bonds with the mass of the people, devoting itself to their needs and concerns. Unity with the people is the strength of the Party! Unity with the Party, its leadership, are the strength of the people!
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Background: THE 26TH CONGRESS OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION ENDED ITS WORK IN THE KREMLIN TODAY. IT WAS IN SESSION HERE FROM FEBRUARY 23.
THE DELEGATES TO THE CONGRESS GREETED WITH A STANDING OVATION THE NEWS THAT LEONID BREZHNEV WAS RE-ELECTED THE GENERAL-SECRETARY OF THE CPSU CENTRAL COMMITTEE. A UNANIMOUS DECISION TO THIS EFFECT WAS ADOPTED BY THE PLENARY MEETING OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE NEW COMPOSITION.
LEONID BREZHNEV ANNOUNCED THAT THE PLENARY MEETING OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE ELECTED MEMBERS AND ALTERNATE MEMBERS OF THE POLITICAL BUREAU OF THE CPSU CENTRAL COMMITTEE AND SECRETARIES OF THE CPSU CENTRAL COMMITTEE.
AT THE CLOSING OF THE CONGRESS THE GENERAL SECRETARY OF THE CPSU CENTRAL COMMITTEE LEONID BREZHNEV MADE A SPEECH.
AFTER THAT LEONID BREZHNEV DECLARED THE 26TH CONGRESS OF THE CPSU CLOSED.
ACCORDING TO A LONG-STANDING TRADITION, THE DELEGATES TO THE CONGRESS COMPLETED THE MEETING BY SINGING THE +INTERNATIONALE+.