V. I.   Lenin

Addendum to the Draft Regulations on Subbotniks[1]

Written: Written not before the end of March 1920
Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXIV. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 2nd English Printing, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, page 187a.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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I. Aims And Purpose Of Subbotniks

1) Subbotniks are a form of propaganda of the ideas of compulsory labour service and self-organisation of the working class.  
2) Subbotniks should be a laboratory of forms of communist labour. +a) Higher labour productivity b) " work discipline
3) Subbotniks must be started primarily for important and urgent jobs. c) implementation of dictatorship of the proletariat
4) Subbotniks should yield results not below established output rates, but participants should try to exceed these rates. d) leadership of the peasantry
  e) combating famine and economic chaos


[1] The “Regulations on Subbotniks” were drafted by A. N. Sokolov, a member of the staff of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.). They were prepared, apparently, for the first anniversary of the launching of the subbotniks (anniversary date May 10, 1920).

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