V. I. Lenin

Addendum to the Draft Decree for
The C.P.C. on a Department for Organising the Cultivated Area{1}

Written: May 2, 1918
Published: First published in full in 1959 in the book Decrees of the Soviet Government, Vol. II. Published (in part) May 10, 1918 in Izvestia No. 91. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 2nd English Edition, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, page 91.2.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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The Commissariats for Agriculture and for Food are directed to take urgent measures to reduce spring crop undersowing to a minimum, to develop market gardening, and to make preparations for winter crop sowing both on peasant lands and by means of organising crop cultivation by the state.


{1} The draft decree was considered at a meeting of the C.P.C. Commission on April 25, 1918. The commission approved the decree on May 2, 1918. and on the same day it was endorsed by the C.P.C. with this addendum of Lenin’s and published on May 10 in Izvestia No. 91 (see Decrees of the Soviet Government, Vol. If, Moscow, 1959, pp. 212-16).

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