Written: Written in January, not earlier than 5 and not later than 23, 1920
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 328a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Members of the Politbureau
I voted against this decision of the C.P.C., but I consider it inconvenient to rescind it at once.
I propose, without calling together the Politbureau, to collect the votes of its members. My proposal: to get an immediate decision of the C.P.C. that the State Control is obliged to let the Food Commissariat know about every such case. In a month or so we shall see.
 On January 5, 1920, Tsyurupa sent a letter to the C.C., R.C.P.(B.) in which he pointed out that the decision adopted by the Council of People’s Commissars on January 3, 1920, permitting agencies of the Supreme Economic Council to purchase forage at free prices in cases where the State Control found it impossible for agencies of the People’s Commissariat for Food to supply forage to S.E.C. enterprises, violated the principles of the Food Commissariat’s food policy and did away with the forage procurement monopoly. He requested that the matter be discussed in the C.C., R.C.P.(B.).