Written: Written on May 8, 1918
Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXI. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 85b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Copy to Prokopiev
Prokopiev and others are flooding Larin with telegrams, asking for money.
I state that I have not received a reply to my telegram of 23. IV giving exact figures. I state that such an attitude to the matter, when no reply is given as to what use has been made of hundreds of millions, and why an extra sum above the quota is needed and how much, is impermissible.
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars
 See Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 50, Document 122.—Ed.