First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXIV.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 201c.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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10. III. 1919
Kolegayev, Chief of Supply, Southern Front
Kozlov or present whereabouts
How many food trains have been dispatched to Moscow and how many can you dispatch next month? Has everything been done in fulfilment of the Central Committee’s directive on measures to collect foodstuffs in Don Region? Exactly how much has been collected and delivered, how is the collecting going? Have you enough workers from the centre for food work? Please reply by telegraph.
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars
 Kolegayev replied by telegram that three trains with foodstuffs had been dispatched to Moscow. The telegram also gave information on the progress of the food collection and pointed out that to expedite procurements it was essential to send additional workers and responsible food supply executives from the centre.