V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written in July, not before the 29th, 1921
Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 53. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 234a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Molotov:

I wrote you about the need to punish Badayev (for frustrating the C.L.D. decision; fulfilled by the Muscovites).[1] You have not replied.

Such things must he settled speedily.

Kamenev and Zinoviev agree. Write the minutes of the Politbureau decision for the passage through the Presidium of the All-Russia C.E.C.: “For failure to fulfil a C.L.D. decision (on reducing rations by 30 per cent)—which the Muscovites have carried out—Comrade Badayev + two of his closest assistants shall be placed under detention for one Sunday.”

That will give us “control”!!



[1] See V. I. Lenin, Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Edition, Vol. 53, Document 94.—Ed.

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