First published in 1931 in Lenin Miscellany XVIII.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 135a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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19. VIII. 1918
Gubernia Executive Committee
Copy to the Gubernia Committee of the Communists
I am extremely indignant that there has been absolutely nothing definite from you as to what serious measures have at last been carried out by you for ruthless suppression of the kulaks of five volosts and confiscation of their grain. Your inactivity is criminal. All efforts should be concentrated on a single volost which should be swept clean of all grain surpluses. Telegraph fulfilment.
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars