V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on April 4, 1919
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI of the telegraph form. Printed from the text.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 204a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I shall at once inform Krasin, and regarding finance— Krestinsky.[2] Take rigorous measures in general; regarding Red Army men’s rations I cannot decide just now, I am told they received 1 1/4 lbs. The causes of lowered productivity must be investigated. Report to us more frequently, both you and Orlov.

Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars


[1] Transmitted by direct line.—Ed.

[2] G. N. Kaminsky, Chairman of the Tula Gubernia Executive Committee, reported by direct line about disturbances at Tula small arms and ammunition factories due to the serious food situation of the workers and the lack of currency for paying wages.

On this subject, see also this volume, Document 295, and Lenin Miscellany XXIV, pp. 7 and 9.

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