Tuesday, 3 December 2019

What's in a Name?

"Order of the People's Commissar of Tank Production of the USSR #51ss
Moscow
October 6th, 1941

In carrying out the GKO decree #743ss issued on October 4th, 1941, I order that:
  1. The following are renamed:
    1. Stalin Chelyabinsk Tractor Factory to Kirov factory. Refer to it in full as the "People's Commissariat of Tank Production Kirov factory in Chelyabinsk".
    2. The Sergo Ordzhonikidze Ural Heavy Machinebuilding Factory to the Izhora factory and refer to it in full as the "People's Commissariat of Tank Production Izhora factory in Sverdlovsk".
  2. Form a conglomerate to produce KV tanks within the People's Commissariat of Tank Production including the following factories: Kirov (former ChTZ), Izhora (former Uralmash), and Ural Turbine Factory.
  3. Appoint comrade I.M. Zaltsman, director of the Kirov factory, as the director of the heavy tank production conglomerate, preserving his current post.
  4. Appoint the chief designer of the Kirov factory, comrade Zh.Ya. Kotin, as the chief designer of the heavy tank production conglomerate, preserving his current post.
People's Commissar of Tank Production, V. Malyshev"


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