V. I.   Lenin

Re Draft Decree
Concerning the Establishment of State Control Over All Forms of Insurance[2]

Written: March 23, 1918
Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXI. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 2nd English Edition, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, page 68a.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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The composition of the Insurance Council to be changed in the direction of increasing the number of representatives of the working classes to approximately two-thirds of the total number of members.

The Chief Commissariat for Insurance Affairs to maintain contact with the C.P.C. by its chief Commissar attending the meetings of the C.P.C. with a consultative voice.



[1] Here the manuscript breaks off.—Ed.

[2] The draft decree instituting state control over all forms of insurance was discussed at the meeting of the C.P.C. on March 23, 1918. The decree was adopted with amendments. Lenin’s proposals formed the basis of § V of the decree. In addition Lenin clarified the heading of the decree as follows: Decree on the Establishment of State Control Over All Forms of Insurance Other Than Social (viz., Compulsory State) Insurance (the italicised words were added by Lenin). The decree was published on April 2, 1918, in Izvestia (see Decrees of the Soviet Government, Vol. II, Moscow, 1959, pp. 5-11).

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