V. I.   Lenin

Draft Decision for the Council of Labour and Defence on
The Question of Restoration of the Baltic Fleet[1]

Written: Written October 23, 1920
Published: First published in part February 23, 1938 in Pravda No. 53. Published in full in 1963 in the Fifth Russian Edition of the Collected Works, Vol. 41. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 2nd English Printing, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, page 220a.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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The Petrograd Soviet and specifically the Petrograd Council of Defence in the person of its chairman Comrade Zinoviev to be directed to give special attention to accelerating restoration work on the Baltic Fleet and coordinating the activities of all institutions capable of assisting in this matter, while at the same time eliminating all red tape and establishing effective control over the speedy progress of this work.

The report of the Presidium of the Petrograd Soviet and of Comrade Raskolnikov on the measures taken by them and the method of work adopted to be submitted within a fortnight by Raskolnikov and Sudakov (this may be done in writing).


[1] Lenin’s draft decision, on the question of restoring the Baltic Fleet was adopted at a meeting of the Council of Labour and Defence on October 23, 1920.

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