Written: Written on May 31 or June 1, 1920
Published: First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV. Printed from the text in Fotieva’s handwriting signed by Lenin.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 379a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Chairman, Gubernia Executive Committee
According to information received, by a decision of the Nizhni-Novgorod Gubernia Executive Committee there was no loading of grain freights on Sunday, May 30. Bearing in mind that supplies for the Western Front, Petrograd and Moscow are almost exclusively water-borne, a stoppage in loading, even if only for one day, is impermissible and criminal. Take measures to prevent any repetition of such facts in future, and urgently report execution to me.
Chairman, Council of Labour and Defence