V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written in March, not earlier than 24, 1920
Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 51. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 362c-363a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Svidersky,

The following desperate position of factories has been brought to my notice:

Works Management No. 6 of Kaluga Gubernia, the Troitsk– Kondrovo and Polotnyany factories, formerly V. Howard and Goncharov Co.

Howardovo station, Syzran-Vyazma railway, and Polotnyany Zavod station.

Workers approximately .... 2,500–3,000 Office workers ................... 200 persons Mouths ......................... 12,000 ”

On February 28 this year militarised.

In December assigned Red Army rations. They are receiving nothing.[1]

Please think of some kind of special instruction for food to be issued to them and send me your reply.



[1] Underlined by Lenin.—Ed.

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