First published in 1928 in Lenin Miscellany VIII.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 35, page 357.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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August 29, 1918
I allow myself to express the following wishes on the question of fulfilment of the Council of People’s Commissars’ resolution of August 29, on the submission of reports within one week:
In the reports, which must be as popular as possible, it is particularly necessary to note
(a) improvement in the position of the masses (raising of wages for the workers, school-teachers, etc.),
(b) participation of the workers in administration ( personally outstanding workers, workers’ organisations likewise, etc.),
(c) participation of the poor peasants and their help to Soviet power in the struggle against the kulaks,
(d) expropriation of the landowners, capitalists, traders, financiers, etc.
The main task is to demonstrate concretely, with facts, exactly how Soviet power has made definite steps (the first) towards socialism.