V. I. Lenin

Re Decision of the Council of Defence on
Stepping Up Work in the Field of Military Defence{1}

Written: Written in April, not later than the 21, 1919
Published: First published in 1931 in Lenin Miscellany XXIV. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 2nd English Edition, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, page 135.2.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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Suspend for 3 months or substantially cut down those departments in the central and local commissariats that are not absolutely essential and that may provide useful workers for the army and the home front for the conduct of war, for food collection, agitation and so on.


{1} On April 21, 1919, Lenin made a report “On Stepping Up Work in the Field of Military Defence” at a meeting of the Council of Defence. The document printed hero is apparently a rough draft of the concluding part of the resolution on this question.

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