В 1920 г. был принят план ГОЭЛРО

The Civil war was not yet over, yet the State Committee on the electrification of Russia – this is what GOELRO stands for – headed by Gleb Krzhizhanovsky had already developed a long-term plan of large-scale electrification of the nation. The plan encompassed 10-15 years and envisaged the construction of Volkhov, Dnieper and other hydro-electric stations and the factories to supply these projects with all the necessary.

The same year Lenin announced his formula that “communism equals Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country.” The country got its electric generation facilities and the day of adopting the plan is now celebrated as Energy Industry Worker Day in the former USSR republics.