Written: Written on July 11, 1919
Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 51. Printed from the typewritten text signed by Lenin.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 263c-264a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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People’s Commissariat for Agriculture
According to available information, in state farms of the Ukrainian Republic plundering and destruction of live and dead stock is being practised by individual military commissars and army units. This is ruining the farms and threatens countless calamities in gathering the rich harvest. On pain of being held strictly answerable, take all measures for immediately putting a stop to such criminal activities; organise effective protection of the state farms, prosecute those guilty. Wire urgently what measures taken and results.