V. I.   Lenin

Proposals to F. E. Dzerzhinsky’s Conclusions on the State of Transport[1]

Written: Written August 8, 1921
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 1st English Edition, Progress Publishers, 1965, Moscow, Volume 42, page 333b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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§ 1. Greater attention to be paid to devising measures, etc.

2—4 The Orgbureau in co-operation with Comrade Rudzutak to deal with these questions urgently.

5— Elaborate and carry out administratively.

6— Measures for improving transport and ensuring closer contact between the Party apparatus and the railways.


[1] The Central Committee plenum considered the question of the state of transport on August 8, 1921, and endorsed the conclusions of F. E. Dzerzhinsky with the amendments proposed by Lenin.

Point I of the conclusions referred to the need for all Party and administrative bodies to devise measures for improving and assisting transport.

Points 2-11-called for reinforcement of the apparatus of the Com-missariat for Railways with top-level executives, the Issue of a circular to all Guhernia Cornrtuttees of the R.C.P.(B,) concern-ing the state of transport, and the organization of a transport subdepartment in the C.C.’s Organisation and Instruction Department to take charge of Party work on the railways.

Point 5 of the conclusions called for all transport servicing enterprises being turned over to the People’s Commissariat for Railways.

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