Written: Written on August 23, 1918
Published: First published on January 22, 1930, in the newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda No. 19. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 141b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I have spoken on the telephone with the Commissariat for Food and they agree with me that it would be extremely important now for you to remain in Vyatka: first, for assistance and control in organising the most energetic defence of Kotlas and the preparation of explosives for the complete demolition, if need be, of the Kotlas-Vyatka railway. Second, and most important of all, for the most energetic food operations in connection with the successful progress being made in suppressing kulak revolts south of Vyatka, with a view to ruthless elimination of the kulaks, confiscation of all their grain and its transportation via Vologda and Nizhni-Novgorod, as well as for consolidating the organisation of the poor peasants.