„We must finish once and for all with the neutrality of chess. We must condemn once and for all the formula "chess for the sake of chess", like the formula "art for art's sake". We must organize shockbrigades of chess-players, and begin immediate realization of a Five-Year Plan for chess.“

—  Nikolaj Vasil'evič Krylenko, Krylenko on promoting chess in the Soviet Union. Quoted in Robert Conquest, The Great Terror: A Reassessment
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Nikolaj Vasil'evič Krylenko
giurista sovietico 1885 - 1938

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