V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written later than October 25, 1919
Published: First published in 1925 in the book K godovshchine smerti V. I. Lenina 1924 g.— 21 yanvarya 1925 g., Moscow-Leningrad. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1976], Moscow, Volume 35, page 429.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Zinoviev,

(1) It is said that the combustible slate near Veimarn is not deep down. If two or three sazhens of earth are removed, an excavator can be used to break up the slate and extract it.

We must make an effort; mobilise the bourgeoisie for this (they can live in dug-outs for the time being); work three shifts of eight hours; rouse the Petrograd workers for this job; 

mobilise the peasants (four hours a day for two weeks, as a beginning and so on).

(2) It is said that Zhuk (the one who was killed) was making sugar out of sawdust?

Is that true? If it is true, you absolutely must find his assistants, in order to continue the job. The importance is tremendous.




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