Written: Written on October 19, 1920
Published: First published in 1950 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 450a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Please give me your comments.
It is essential, as a matter of the greatest urgency, to prepare a plan for a tractor campaign.
1) Purchase abroad
2) Production in Russia
Be sure to let me know in a day or so, when you will present a preliminary memorandum. (Should not a conference he convened at once?)
 This refers to the comments on a memorandum received by the Council of People’s Commissars from V. D. Batyushkov, head of the State Agricultural Museum, member of the Council and Chairman of the Board of the All-Russia Chamber of Agriculture, and G. Frolov, member of the Chamber, “On the Use of Mechanical Power (Tractors) in Performing Agricultural Work (Ploughing and Harvesting)”.
See also Lenin’s additions to the draft decree on an integrated tractor service (Lenin Miscellany XXXV, p. 164).