Written: Written on January 2, 1920
Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXIV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 324b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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1) to the Commissariat for Posts and Telegraphs
2) to the Commissariat for Railways, and inform them by telephone that today in the Council of Defence (2/1. 1920) we shall raise the question of military accountancy: let them be prepared.
 Written on a telegram telephoned to Lenin by V. N. Yakovleva, a member of the Board of the People’s Commissariat for Food, and received by C.P.C. secretary M. I. Glyasser on January 1, 1920, at 4.25 p.m. It concerned information which had arrived on December 30 and 31 about the progress of the loading and dispatch of food trains to Moscow. Yakovleva reported also the absence of information from Kazan and Simbirsk, since the direct line was out of action on both December 30 and 31, and that in Samara the number of empties provided for food was considerably less than what was required.
At a meeting of the Council of Defence on January 2, 1920, Lenin delivered a report on “Military Accountancy of the People’s Commissariat for Posts and Telegraphs and the People’s Commissariat for Railways”.