First published in 1931 in Lenin Miscellany XVIII.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 96c-97a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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31. V. 1918
The bearer, Comrade Bach, has a mandate from Centrotransport of Siberia. He asks to hasten the issue and dispatch to Siberia of 137 automobiles which the Motor Section (of Petrograd) (the Petrograd Commune) requested the Motor Centre to remove from Petrograd as useless. We have passed a decision to have all lorries handed over to the food department.
 This refers to a decision of the Council of People’s Commissars on May 8, 1918, to take stock of all available automobiles and lorries and transfer all surplus lorries to the People’s Commissariat for Food.