Written: Written on June 11, 1918
Published: First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 103b-104a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Telegram on food
Extraordinary Regional Food Committee
In view of the events in Samara and Omsk, the interruption of railway traffic between Perm and Vyatka and the complete uncertainty as to the transport situation on the Perm– Ekaterinburg-Tyumen line, which have completely cut off Siberia, without waiting for your consent I am sending by water route the technical workers from Vyatka and Ufa gubernias about whom I informed you in telegram 363. Please receive them and put them to work immediately by distributing them among the places of grain procurement and, if necessary, among the places along the routes for dispatching and forwarding grain. Among those being sent are top-level people absolutely suitable for technical work in the centre and in the Extraordinary Regional Food Committee, and efficient organisers for grain collecting in the localities. To use these people, For whose honesty I am ready to vouch, is essential and inevitable, since no greater and better technical forces are to be found. Offer them to fix the rate of their remuneration themselves and, although I am sure of their being sufficiently modest, I recommend you not to stint payment for their work. Telegraph me.
Tsyurupa People’s Commissar for Food
I urgently advise you to receive the people sent by Tsyurupa and put them to work, since he vouches for them. It is extremely important to make use of experienced, honest practical workers.
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars