Written: Written on May 20, 1918
Published: First published in 1931 in Lenin Miscellany XVIII. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 90a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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A Food Commissariat circular—or better still, perhaps, a decree of the C.P.C.—should be drawn up, making it amply clear:
—that the delegatkoms should be allowed to work jointly with the gubernia food committees and under their control;
—that the separate existence and separate operation of the delegatkoms is impermissible;
—that such a thing invariably leads to the infiltration of profiteers;
—that especially desirable is the assistance of the delegatkoms and their participation in agitation against the kulaks and profiteers under the guidance of agitators’ detachments of the gubernia food committees, etc.
All this should be set out and published in greatest detail and in an extremely popular manner.
 Delegatkoms—delegate committees under the gubernia food committees, consisting of delegates from army units, representatives of the consuming districts and others.—Ed.