Written: Written January 27, 1920
Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXIV. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 2nd English Edition, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, page 162b.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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1. The People’s Commissariat for Food to be instructed within three days to draft a decision for resumption of the potato campaign and submit it to the C.P.C
2. Burdukov + Kamenev, Dzerzhinsky and Kursky to be instructed to present information concerning the number of adult and healthy men, their oft-work hours and their possible employment for urgent jobs in the city, and a draft decision on their employment.
3. The Vecheka to be instructed to appoint a responsible and experienced investigator belonging to the Party to study the material relating to the unsatisfactory state of labour service organisation in Moscow both among the workers and office staffs.
Report to the C.P.C, to be made by Dzerzhinsky or his deputy within four days.
4. The People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs to be instructed to take more energetic steps to implement snow-clearing compulsory service and to report on this to the C.P,C. within three days.
 This draft was written at a meeting of the C.P.C. during the discussion of the report by A. A. Burdukov, Chief of Moscow Military District and the Moscow City Garrison, concernin the unloading of potatoes at the Moscow Railway Junction an snow clearing on Moscow’s streets and railway tracks. Lenin’s draft was endorsed by the C.P.C.This draft was written at a meeting of the C.P.C. during the discussion of the report by A. A. Burdukov, Chief of Moscow Military District and the Moscow City Garrison, concernin the unloading of potatoes at the Moscow Railway Junction an snow clearing on Moscow’s streets and railway tracks. Lenin’s draft was endorsed by the C.P.C.
 The following decision was adopted at the meeting of the C.P.C. on January 31, 1920: “Resumption of the potato campaign shall be postponed until the spring when, simultaneously with the seed campaign, the People’s Commissariat for Food shall undertake in the course of April and May 1920 to satisfy the requirements of Moscow in food potatoes to the amount of 560,000 poods” (Central Party Archives, Institute of Marxism-Leninism of the C.C., C.P.S.U.).
 The report on measures taken by the Commissariat for Internal Affairs to implement compulsory service in connection with snow clearing wag made to the C.P.C. on January 31, 1920. The Council passed a decision to set up a commission under the chairmanship of F. E. Dzerzhinsky which was to be made responsible for the conduct of this business.