V. I.   Lenin

Decision of the C.P.C. on
The Financing of Sugar-Beet Sowing Campaign[1]

Written: April 17, 1918
Published: First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 2nd English Edition, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, pages 89c-90a.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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Twenty million rubles is allocated to the Supreme Economic Council to be advanced to the peasants-for sugar-beet sowing, the S.E.C. to take all the necessary steps   ensuring the proper expenditure of these sums and their timely repayment.

V. Ulyanov (Lenin)

Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars


[1] The question of providing funds for financing the sugar-beet sowing campaign was raised by the Chief Sugar Committee; this request was supported by the Congress of Sugar Industry Workers, which was held jointly with representatives of the land committees. The C.P.C. on April 17, 1918, discussed the application tabled by the Supreme Economic Council for twenty million rubles to be allocated to the Chief Sugar Committee and endorsed Lenin’s draft decision in this connection.

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