V. I.   Lenin



Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 103a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Kamenev:

Badaich[1] has earnestly requested me to help them in having the old Yakunchikov estate and the Khodynski farmstead transferred to the M.C.C.[2]

He argues that they are close to Moscow. This would give Muscovites a vegetable garden and a farm.

He says that the Gubernia Land Department will handle the supplies itself.

Badaich refers to the good experience gained in Petrograd, where a farm was run on model lines.

In principle: the city’s interest should have an effect on the “diligence”. Badayev is right in principle.

Or we could do this: let Badaich have it, and give the Gubernia Land Department a formal order: you must not lag behind with your state farms, and make a comparison in the autumn.


P.S. In general, press forward with the vegetablegarden campaign. Should we raise this in the Council of Labour and Defence? To provide the pressure?


[1] A. Y. Badayev.—Ed.

[2] Moscow Consumers’ Commune.—Ed.

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