First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXIV.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 322c-323a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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26. XII. 1919
Gubernia Executive Committee or Gubernia Revolutionary
Copy to Vladimirov, Chairman of the Special Food
Commission of the Southern Front
The transport situation is so grave here that heroic efforts are needed both for deliveries of coal here and even more for stepping up repairs to locomotives. Put the best people on this, check personally, introduce a bonus in grain for every locomotive repaired, restore the best repair-shops, introduce work in two and three shifts. Telegraph fulfilment.
Chairman, Council of Defence
 At the top of the manuscript, Lenin wrote: “top priority, by direct line. Inform me of the hour of delivery to addressees in Kharkov. Lenin.”—Ed.