V. I.   Lenin


Written: Written on May 20, 1919
Published: First published in 1956 in the journal Istorichesky Arkhiv No. 2. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 36, page 511.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Avanesov, at the State Control Commission, to arrest the official who replied in this way.


May 20


[1] A note written by Lenin in connection with the following fact. The Office of the Executive Secretary of the Council of People’s Commissars received complaints from peasants F. Romanov ( Yaroslavl Gubernia) and I. Kalinin (Moscow Gubernia) that the local   authorities had wrongfully confiscated horses. The complaints were sent to a special commission dealing with such cases and were returned to the Council of People’s Commissars with the remark, “Too busy to deal with such trifles”, which so outraged Lenin.

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