V. I.   Lenin

Rough Draft of an Agreement with
The S.E.C. and the Commissariat for Trade and Industry on the Conditions of Barter Between Town and Country

Agreement with the S.E.C. and the Commissariat for Trade and Industry

Written: Written May or June 1918
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 2nd English Edition, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, pages 95b-96a.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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Commodities shall be delivered, not to individuals, but to the volost, village or other associations of peasants strictly on condition that the peasant poor preponderate in those associations.

Commodities shall be delivered in exchange for grain on condition that 25 per cent of the sum is paid in goods and that grain is delivered to the full amount of the surplus over local consumption.

1 million households, 1000 rubles per house-hold
}} Organisation of the peasant poor for the systematic and rigid levying of a high tax on money hoarded by the peasant bourgeoisie.

Military detachments shall be sent to the villages to collect the said taxes and break down the resistance of the rural bourgeoisie.

Take from commissary stores: { [Available]

Publish at least preliminary results of the Ministry for Food up to 25.X.1917.

Apparatus: food agents congress? Moscow regional apparatus...

(25 people with us; 2000 with them).


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