V. I.   Lenin



Published: First published in 1931 in Lenin Miscellany XVIII. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 145a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
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29. VIII. 1918

Kharlov, People’s Commissar for Agriculture
Petrovsk, Saratov Gubernia

If all forces in your uyezd have been mobilised, then obviously you must ask for threshing detachments of workers from here, for the harvesting of grain must be speeded up many times over. Telegraph daily how many waggons are being sent off, under what markings and where from. Announce a big bonus for the volost that is the first to sweep up all grain surpluses. Draw up lists by volosts of the richest peasants, who are answerable with their lives for the proper progress of the work to supply grain to the starving capital cities.

Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars


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