V. I.   Lenin



Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 50. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 167b-168a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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30. XI. 1918

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Volkov, representative of Petrosoyuz,[1] and Misyursky, a delegate from the conference of workers’ co-operatives of   the Northern Region, declare that there was not and could not be any shadow of assistance to counter-revolutionaries in paying salaries and wages to office staff and workers one month in advance. They promise to dispel the misunderstanding that has arisen, and express a desire to work with complete loyalty on the basis of the new decree.[2] Khinchuk confirms their assurances.

Please go into the matter closely and give the co– operators an opportunity to work.

Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars


[1] Petrograd Co-operative Union.—Ed.

[2] This refers to the decree “On the Organisation of Supplies” adopted by the Council of People’s Commissars on November 21,   1918. Under this decree the co-operatives were assigned a considerable role in the organisation of supplies for the population.

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