Written: Written on May 27, 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 377c.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Add to the Moscow and Petrograd Soviets (in communicating today’s decision on market gardens) that we are also expecting them to adopt measures for taking stock of and confiscating surpluses from the suburban market gardeners.
 The document bears a note by Fotieva: “In the minutes or only in the telephone message?” in which V. I. Lenin underlined three times the words “only in the telephone message”.—Ed.
 Lenin is referring to the decision of the C.P.C. of May 27, 1920, on food resources, directing the Moscow and Petrograd Soviets “to give special attention to the need to increase the amount of market-garden products obtained from the environs of the capitals this year and to submit to the C.P.C. within a fortnight their proposals for possible measures”. = (Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 51, p. 427.)