• Short Summary

    MOSCOW, MARCH 5 ... AND OUR CAMERAMAN RECORDED BUSY SNOW CLEARING OPERATIONS IN RED SQUARE?

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    MOSCOW, MARCH 5 ... AND OUR CAMERAMAN RECORDED BUSY SNOW CLEARING OPERATIONS IN RED SQUARE AS HE MADE HIS WAY THROUGH ICY WEATHER TO THE KREMLIN AND THE ARRIVAL OF DELEGATES FOR THE START OF THE PARTY CENTRAL COMMITTEE'S PLENARY MEETING.

    IN A SEVEN-HOUR SPEECH TO COMMUNIST LEADERS AND AGRICULTURAL EXPERTS AT THAT DAY'S SESSION, MR. KHRUSHCHEV, THE SOVIET PRIME MINISTER, SHARPLY CRITICISED THE STATE OF RUSSIAN AGRICULTURE AND CALLED FOR URGENT MEASURES TO CLEAR UP ITS TROUBLES. HE SAID THE SOVIET UNION HAD STILL NOT ENOUGH FOOD TO ENSURE A STEADY SUPPLY TO THE CONSUMER. "THE PARTY AND THE GOVERNMENT ARE ANXIOUS OVER THE SITUATION AND ARE TAKING STEPS FOR MEAT PRODUCTION TO BE INCREASED WITHIN A SHORT PERIOD".

    BUT MR. KHRUSHCHEV SAID THAT EFFORTS MADE BY THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE "COULD FAIL TO BRING THE DESIRED RESULTS IF THE PARTY DOES NOT CENTRE ITS ATTENTION ON MATERIAL AND TECHNICAL AID TO AGRICULTURE, AND IF THE INCENTIVES FOR COLLECTIVE AND STATE FARMS TO INCREASE PRODUCTION OF GRAIN, MEAT, MILK, AND OTHER PRODUCTS ARE NEGLECTED".

    ON MARCH 9, THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED MR. KHRUSHCHEV'S REPORT ON AGRICULTURE WHICH PROPOSES THE SUBORDINATION OF BOTH STATE AND COLLECTIVE FARMS TO A SYSTEM OF REGIONAL "PRODUCTION DIRECTORATES". THIS WAS THOUGHT TO BE A SETBACK FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN PRESSING SINCE 1958 FOR GREATER AUTONOMY FOR THE COLLECTIVE FARMS, AS OPPOSED TO CENTRALIZED CONTROL BY THE PARTY.

    BECAUSE THINGS WERE "DRIFTING" IN AGRICULTURE, MR. KHRUSHCHEV SAID, "THE TIME IS RIPE FOR ACTIVE INTERFERENCE IN THE ORGANISATION OF COLLECTIVE AND STATE FARM PRODUCTION". THIS WILL BE DONE BY PRODUCTION DIRECTORATES, COMPOSED OF PARTY AND STATE OFFICIALS, WHO WILL "INFLUENCE THE ORGANISATION OF PRODUCTION IN EVERY COLLECTIVE AND STATE FARM".

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA098WAYP2KFZZY272WWW71YW6
    Media URN:
    VLVAA098WAYP2KFZZY272WWW71YW6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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