Written: Written on August 8, 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 274a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I have just again received from a reliable source information that board members are starving (for example, Markov in the Commissariat for Railways, and others). I insist most emphatically that the Central Committee 1) direct the Central Executive Committee to issue to all Commissariat board members (and those of similar status) a grant of 5,000 rubles each;
2) put all of them permanently on specialist’s maximum pay.
It’s too bad, really, to have both them and their families starving!!
Some 100–200 people must be helped out.