Some Problems in social Sciences in the Light of Decisions of the 21st Congress of the CPSU - USSR.
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The strength of the Marxist-Leninist leadership of our Party, and the effectiveness of its strategy and tactics, have always consisted in the ability correctly to determine the main trend in social development and the essence of each concrete moment therein. In the absence of a knowledge of the basic trends and objective laws of the development of society it is impossible to determine that concrete stage in which the social process is taking place. On the other band, if one knows only the general trend of developing events and does not determine the concrete stage in this current of historical existence, it is impossible accurately to say how to act at the given historical moment -- what tactics to use, and what immediate goals can and must be posed. The profound theoretical and practical significance of the decisions of the 21st Congress of the CPSU consist in the fact that they provided a clear definition of the main trend in our development toward communism and elucidated the essence, nature and tasks of the new period in the development of our country -- the period of the expanded building of a communist society. The elaboration of the problems of the transition to communism is an important contribution made by the congress to the depository of Marxism-Leninism. M.S. Krushchevs report to the congress explained the concept of the gradual transition to communism and showed the objective laws governing the inauguration of the new period in our communist building. The first phase of the new social system -- socialism -- developing in accordance with these laws, prepares the second phase -- communism. The conclusions of the congress enrich Marxist- Leninist theory and constitute a testimony to its triumph.
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