The Twenty-sixth Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union ratified the basic directions of economic and social development of the USSR in 1981-85 and the period up to 1990. This is a new, important historic landmark. The Soviet Union is a mighty industrial power. The country's national wealth has grown on a vast scale. In 1979 (not counting the value of land and forests) it exceeded 2.5 trillion rubles, including 1.076 trillion in productive fixed capital. In early 1980 nonproductive fixed capital reached the 562 -billion-ruble mark, compared with 241 billion in 1965.