First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXI.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 110b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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or Petrovsky, People’s Commissar for Internal Affairs,
and Comrade Gukovsky, People’s Commissar for Finance
I strongly recommend the bearer, Comrade Semyon Ivanovich Lebedev, Chairman of the Temnikov Soviet, Tambov Gubernia.
He asks for a loan of 1 1/2 million. From his account it is evident that affairs in the uyezd are exemplary. A most instructive example of a model uyezd where the kulaks have in actual fact been ousted from all the Soviets. In my opinion, such an uyezd should be given priority assistance.