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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Badaich has earnestly requested me to help them in having the old Yakunchikov estate and the Khodynski farmstead transferred to the M.C.C.
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?
 A. Y. Badayev.—Ed.
 Moscow Consumers’ Commune.—Ed.