First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXIV.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 327c.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Receive the comrades without fail or ask another member of the Board to do so, and be sure to inform me of your decision.
 The note to Svidersky was written on a letter to Lenin from the workers of the Balashinsk factory, who wrote: “We workers receive food, exclusively bread, at intervals of 5 to 14 days, and no other products. If potatoes are issued from the centre they stand for about a month on the railway line.... Comrade Lenin, we ask you to help us improve our position so that we can do better work for the good and prosperity of our revolutionary Russia.”