Written: Written on April 12, 1921
Published: Published in full in 1933 in the second edition of Lenin’s Collected Works, Vol. XXIX. First published, but not in full, in 1924 in the book: G. M. Krzhizhanovsky, Tovaroobmen i planovaya rabota, Moscow. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 35, pages 486-487.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Yesterday I talked with Smilga. He should be having a talk with you today.
The question of the main features of the state plan, not as an institution but as a plan, cannot be put off.
You now know the tax in kind and other decrees. There is the policy for you. And you make as careful a calculation as possible (taking into account harvests of various sizes) how much this can produce.
Immeasurably still more urgent is fuel. Timber– floating has broken down. The bad harvest resulting from such a spring will thwart deliveries.
Let Ramzin and Co within two days provide me with brief summaries: three figures (wood fuel, coal, oil)
and the plan for
the fuel plan for
four figures: laid down?
how was the quantity laid down to be
distributed (only the main headings)?
how was the quantity secured distributed?
By Thursday morning. On this will depend my decision regarding foreign trade. Order it today. We shall have a talk tomorrow.