V. I.   Lenin



Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 52. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 78b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Kruchinsky:

I have received your reports on the People’s Commissariat for Agriculture.[2] I have read them and reported to the C.C. members.

By appointing Osinsky, we, the Central Committee, have done what we could. Osinsky saw me yesterday and told me that he was getting a number of local comrades, peasants, to join in the work.

Why are you dissatisfied with Osinsky? The whole R.C.P. group of the Eighth Congress of Soviets had a high opinion of him over the seed campaign.

Which Communist workers are dissatisfied with the work and why?

Please let me have concrete instructions and proposals. We in the C.C. believe that we have done everything possible for the time being; we are waiting to see the results of the work of the new Collegium of the People’s Commissariat for Agriculture and think that they will be good.

With communist greetings,
N. Lenin


[1] On the envelope Lenin wrote: “To Mikh. Kruchinsky, member of the All-Russia Central Executive Committee (please sign for letter) (from Lenin).”—Ed.

[2] Written in reply to a communication from M. A. Kruchinsky, member of the Ukrainian Central Executive Committee, to Lenin, expressing dissatisfaction with the work of the People’s Commissariat for Agriculture, notably, that of N. Osinsky.

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