V. I.   Lenin



Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXIV. Printed from the typewritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 207a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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To impose the extraordinary tax on peasants with below average income is illegal. Measures have been taken to lighten the taxation of middle peasants. In a few days there will be a decree.[2] Regarding the remaining questions, I shall make immediate inquiries of the People’s Commissars and a reply will be sent to you.

V. Ulyanov (Lenin)



[1] Lenin’s reply to the peasants of Skopin Uyezd. Ryazan Gubernia, was written in connection with the mandate of the uyezd consultative congress, in which the peasants raised the questions of reducing the extraordinary revolutionary tax on peasants of average and below-average moans, abolishing the mobilisation of draught horses and milch cows, increasing the grain quota to be left for the peasant farms, and others.

[2] The decree “On Privileges for Middle Peasants in Levying the Extraordinary Revolutionary Tax” was adopted at a session of the All-Russia C.E.C. on April 9, 1919. It was published in Izvestia on April 10.

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