First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXIV.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 186b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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12. I. 1919
Gubernia Executive Committee
What steps have been taken in connection with the large-scale profiteering discovered by the State Control in public dining-rooms?
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars
 In reply to Lenin’s telegram, Kornev, Chairman of the Ryazan Gubernia Executive Committee, reported that at a sitting of the Presidium of the Gubernia Executive Committee and the Presidium of the City Executive Committee on January 15, 1919, it had been decided to urgently organise a Department of Public Catering under the City Executive Committee which was to take charge of all Ryazan’s dining-rooms and tea-rooms.