V. I.   Lenin

On Improving the Management of Railway Transport

Draft Decision for the Council of People’s Commissars[1]

Written: December 2, 1919
Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXIV. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 2nd English Edition, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, page 151c.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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The C.P.C. directs the Commissariat for Railways to draw up within a week a detailed decree (or instructions) concerning the participation of workers and workers’ organisations, especially the trade unions, in the management of the railways, in training workers for management, etc.


[1] The draft decree on improving railway transport in connection with military freightages was discussed at a meeting of the C.P.C. on December 2, 1919. During this discussion Lenin introduced his motion, which was incorporated in § 10 of the decree. With this addendum and other amendments the decree was adopted by the C.P.C. and published in part in Izvestia No. 281 for December 14, 1919.

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