Written: Written in April 1919
Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXIV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 221b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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It will not be too late to make rotten concessions in June. Tsyurupa asserts that the Central Food Purchasing Commission procured several millions (non-rationed), but “free procurement” killed it and yielded much less.
Let us check these figures—en masse.
1) How much (in actual fact) did the Central Food Purchasing Commission procure (and transport) in 2 or 3 months?
2) How much did the “free” carriers transport in February+March?
 Written by Lenin in reply to a note from Kamenev, who proposed “to ease and shut one’s eyes to” the free transport of foodstuffs, with the exception of grain, as, in his opinion, in any case “we shall come to this in June”.