First published in 1931 in Lenin Miscellany XVIII.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 143a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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27. VIII. 1918
Sereda, People’s Commissar for Agriculture
If threshing on a mass scale is being held up, as you telegraph, by the sowing and harvesting of oats, then it should help matters to send out a large number of threshing detachments. It would be extremely important to speed up the business of supply by enlisting Moscow workers, Organise this immediately without fail. We must show the workers of Moscow clearly from their own mass experience that only their participation makes for rapid progress in food supply. Do this at once.