Written: Written on January 81, 1921
Published: First published on January 21, 1927 in Pravda No. 17. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 79a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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We should make inquiries and find out whether anything can be done in this case to help the mining industry. Take away what can be spared?
 Written on a letter from G. Kotlyarov, a representative of the miners, to Lenin of January 24, 1921, suggesting that the steel cables on lifts in Moscow dwelling houses should be dismantled and handed over for use in mines, where mechanisms were idle because of a cable shortage. See also this volume, Document 169.