V. I.   Lenin



Published: Published in full in 1931 in Lenin Miscellany XVIII. Published in part on September 18, 1918, in Saratovskaya Krasnaya Gazeta No. 164. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 132b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
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17. VIII. 1918

Sergei Malyshev
Ekaterinograd (Ekaterinenstadt), Samara Gubernia

Congratulations on success. Telegraph urgently and regularly how much has been collected and delivered to Saratov, and when. It is particularly important not to attempt too many things at once, but to collect in full all grain surpluses first from one volost and to give it a huge bonus. Telegraph fulfilment.

Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars


[1] Malyshev, in his capacity of authorised agent of the Union of Communes of the Northern Region, headed the expedition along the Volga of mobile trading barges carrying goods for exchange against grain. Lenin’s telegram was in reply to Malyshev’s report on the successful purchase of grain. See also this volume, Document 384.

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