First published in part in 1961 in the book: Leninskiye idei zhivut i pobezhdayut. Sbornik statei (Lenin’s Ideas Live and Triumph. A Collection of Articles).
Published in full in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 51.
Printed from the typewritten text, added to and signed by Lenin.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 461b-462.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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3/XI.1920. 21. 25 hours
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The Chief Clothing Board should submit for consideration by the Bonus Awards Commission the question of bonuses for the production of 20,000 pairs of hunting boots.
The question is of tremendous importance for our victory in the south, and it is most important that the boots be made quickly. I request you to look into this urgently, and to take steps to ensure that the boots are actually made in the time demanded by the Commander-in-Chief, Comrade Kamenev.
V. Ulyanov (Lenin)
Chairman, Council of Labour and Defence
P.S. I direct Comrade Sklyansky to control the fulfilment.
 The postscript is in Lenin’s handwriting.—Ed.