V. I.   Lenin


To:   A. I. RYKOV

Published: First published in 1932 in Lenin Miscellany XX. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 104b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Rykov:

This is to remind you of the promise you gave me over the phone yesterday: to ask Glavneft[1] for a short report for me on oil tank cars (the total number of sound tank cars for oil over the entire railway network, minus those engaged of necessity on other railways, for instance, from the Volga to Moscow, except the South-Eastern. The difference is the number of tank cars that can and must carry oil from Grozny (and Baku) to Moscow. How many are actually carrying it?).

It would be good (but not compulsory) to append a draft decision by the C.L.D. concerning the full and correct use of oil tank cars.[2]

When can I have it?



[1] Central Oil Administration.—Ed.

[2] A reference to the C.L.D. decision of December 15, 1920, approving the oil transportation plan, submitted on December 14 by the Supreme Council for Transportation. The decision set out a number of practical measures connected with the transportation of oil, ranging from the repair of tank cars and their efficient use, to the establishment of running rates. Special measures were outlined for supplying food and clothes to the workers in the oil-fields and the railways.

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