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On the Eve of
the Great Patriotic War
September 1, 1939 – June 22, 1941
Note from a Communist Party and Government Committee headed by M. Malenkov to J. Stalin about the work of the Soviet People’s Commissariat of the Aircraft Industry, the lag of the Soviet aircraft industry behind the aircraft industries of leading Western countries, and possible solutions
23 January 1940
Russian State Archive of Contemporary History
Coll. 3, ser. 46, fold. 19, ff. 95–112.