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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I wrote you about the need to punish Badayev (for frustrating the C.L.D. decision; fulfilled by the Muscovites). 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”!!
 See V. I. Lenin, Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Edition, Vol. 53, Document 94.—Ed.