Central Committee of the All-Union Communist Party (Bolsheviks), Abolition of Bread Rationing. November 26, 1934
Original Source: Izvestiia, 29 November 1934.
… The Plenary Session of the Central Committee of the All-Union Communist Party (Bolsheviks) thinks it necessary:
1. To abolish, as from January 1, 1935, the card system of distribution of bread, flour and groats and to introduce everywhere the unrestricted sale of bread and other products to the population out of the State and cooperative shops.
2. To abolish all kinds of existing retail prices of bread, flour and groats and to introduce retail state prices, uniform for a territorial division, which should include certain groups of provinces, areas, and republics.
3. In connection with the abolition of the card system and introduction of uniform retail prices … to increase, as from January 1, 1935, the wages and salaries of the workers and State officials, stipends of students and pensions. To instruct the Council of People’s Commissars of the USSR to fix the rates of increased wages for separate branches of the national economy in such a way as to preserve the existing privileges which are established for certain groups and categories of workers in the card system of distribution.