First published in 1931 in Lenin Miscellany XVIII.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 133c-134a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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19. VIII. 1918
Sereda, People’s Commissar for Agriculture
A 500–pood tank-car of petrol is being dispatched to you today, but why do you evade the very important questions: how much grain has been collected, how much delivered? Further, it is absolutely essential to sweep clean of all grain surpluses first one volost, and to give that volost a big bonus. We shall not grudge money to help the poor and middle peasants, if they are helping the hungry.