First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 186a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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10. I. 1919
From my talks with Ravich and Kalinin, and from Shadurskaya’s telegram I gather that nine-tenths of the top machinery of government in Petrograd are engaged in doing nothing. I advise you to think over and urgently carry out a reorganisation, by transferring tens, if not hundreds, of the best people to actual control of transport, with you yourself heading the actual control of the food trains. Otherwise there is no salvation.