V. I. Lenin

Draft Decision of the Council of People’s Commissars on the Evacuation of the Government

Written: February 26, 1918
First Published: 1927 in Lenin Miscellany XI Published according to the manuscript
Source: Lenin’s Collected Works, Progress Publishers, Moscow, Volume 27, 1972, page 67
Translated: Clemans Dutt, Edited by Robert Daglish
Transcription\HTML Markup:Robert Cymbala and David Walters
Online Version: Lenin Internet Archive March, 2002

1. Choose Moscow as the seat of government.

2. From each department evacuate the minimum number of leaders of the central administrative body, not more than two or three dozeri people (plus families).

3. Whatever happens, immediately remeve the State Bank, the gold and the Stationery Office.

4. Begin evacuating Moscow valuables.