V. I.   Lenin

Rough Draft for the C.P.C. Decision on
Moscow’s Food Supply[1]

Written: December 6, 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 154a.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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Rough Draft For The C.P.C. Decision


1) Agreement to be formally signed[2]
Labour rations? 2) Daily reports to he reintroduced[3]
exact information re grain-collecting places and state of transport 3)Workers to be mobilised on transport
task to he entrusted to Moscow. Trade Union Council + Commissariat for Railways
4) Specially urgent: consider measures for transporting potatoes and controlling deliveries
5)Emergency issue (meat?) to be approved.



[1] The question of Moscow’s food supply was discussed at a meeting of the C.P.C. on December , 1919, The Council’s decision on this question was formulated on the basis of Lenin’s rough draft.—Editor

[2] This refers to the agreement between the Commissariat for Rail-ways and the Food Commissariat on the question of the transportation of grain from the producing to the consuming areas. “The agreement,” stated the Council’s decision, “should ensure regular deliveries to Moscow of such a quantity of breadstuffs as was necessary for its class ration distribution” (Central Party Archives, Institute of Marxism-Leninism of the CC.of the C.P.S.U.).—Editor

[3] This refers to the daily reports to the C.P.C. concerning the supply of breadstuffs to Moscow and the movement of potato freights for Moscow.—Editor

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