Written: Written on June 28, 1920
Published: First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 393b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Reprimand them for impermissible procrastination. They are obliged to give a brief reply at once; we shall give them a postponement (they should say how many days they ask for) only for a more detailed report.
Give me the text of the telegram in reply to them.
 See next document.—Ed.
 Written on a telephone message to the Council of People’s Commissars from D. A. Trilisser, secretary of the Petrograd Executive Committee, who asked for a postponement in presenting data on the development of suburban farms and on the stocktaking and confiscation of surplus produce from the market gardeners. On Lenin’s motion, the Council of People’s Commissars on June 29, 1920, censured the Petrograd Soviet for “its impermissible procrastination in this matter”. (Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 51, p. 434.)