Written: Written on January 30 (February 12), 1918
Published: First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 61b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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30. I. 1918
Please help the bearers (the First Russian Society of Communist Agricultural Workers) with advice and directives as to how and where to obtain land. Their initiative is excellent; support it in every way.
 The First Russian Society of Communist Agricultural Workers was organised early in 1918 on the initiative of workers at the Obukhov Factory in Petrograd. Lenin greatly assisted in its organisation. In March 1918, members of the society with their families went to Kazakhstan, where they settled and were given land to cultivate. Civil war prevented the development of the Petrograd workers’ initiative. The communards failed to reap even their first harvest. Kulaks and White Cossacks attacked the commune and broke it up.