V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on March 3, 1921
Published: First published in 1932 in Lenin Miscellany XX. Printed from a typewritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 92b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Trotsky:

I am sending this for your information.[1] These are very interesting things. I think the Ukrainian Communists are wrong. The conclusion to be drawn from the facts is not against a tax, but for intensified military measures for the total annihilation of Makhno, etc.



[1] A reference to a telegram received by the People’s Commissariat for Food on March 2, 1921, reporting great difficulties in the work of the Ukraine’s food bodies due to raids by Makhno’s bands. The telegram said that in these circumstances supplying Donbas and the Red Army “becomes an almost insoluble task” (Central Party Archives of the Institute of Marxism-Leninism of the C.P.S.U. Central Committee).

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