V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on April 14, 1921
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from a typewritten text signed by Lenin.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 121b-122a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Vladimirsky,
Deputy People’s Commissar for Internal Affairs

I enclose herewith a petition to me from the citizens of the village of Golovniki, Zaborovskaya Volost, Peremyshl Uyezd, Kaluga Gubernia, and the decision of Zaborovskaya Village of the same volost.

I propose that the whole case should be investigated, the situation cleared up on the spot, the guilty persons brought to book, steps taken to remove the worthless persons from office, and real assistance held out to the peasants of the afore-mentioned village.[1]

Inform me of the results through C.P.C. business manager Comrade Gorbunov.

V. Ulyanov (Lenin)
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars


[1] According to the instructions issued by the People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs in connection with Lenin’s letter, the Executive Committee of the Kaluga Gubernia Soviet conducted an inquiry into the peasants’ complaints and took steps to remove the abuses.

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