V. I.   Lenin


To:   A. M. ANIKST

Published: First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV. Printed from a typewritten text.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 55b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Anikst,

Please arrange for tomorrow a conference with representatives of:

Working-garments supply organisation 

Central Coal Administration 

and Chuso[1] and Central Garments Administration to investigate (in accordance with Comrade Trotsky’s telegram No. 69/5 of 20/XI-20) the reasons why the Council of Labour and Defence decision on supply to Donbas[2] has not been fulfilled, and to take urgent measures for the earliest fulfilment of the assignment.[3]

V. Ulyanov (Lenin)
Chairman, Council of Labour and Defence


[1] Chusosnabarm—Extraordinary Representative of the Council of Defence for Red Army and Navy Supplies.—Ed.

[2] A reference to the decision of the Council of Labour and Defence of October 8, 1920, concerning the supply of clothes to the Donbas miners.

[3] At a sitting on November 24, 1920, the Council o? Labour and Defence set up a Provisional Conference, consisting of   representatives of the People’s Commissariat for Food, the Supreme Economic Council, the People’s Commissariat for Defence, the Chusosnabarm (Extraordinary Representative of the Council of Defence for Red Army and Navy Supplies), the People’s Commissariat for Railways, the All-Russia Central Trade Union Council, and the Central Committee of the Miners’ Union, and assigned it the task of supervising the regular and urgent supply of everything necessary to restart, the coal industry in the Donets Basin.

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