Written: Written on May 10, 1921
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 142b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Enter on C.P.C. agenda, sending a copy to Bryukhanov at once (if he has not yet got it) or giving him this copy until tonight—to obtain his opinion. We must rob the others but give these what they ask.
 This is written on a report to the C.P.C. from Y. A. Preobrazhensky, Chief of the Central Administration for Vocational Training under the People’s Commissariat for Education, who pointed out that a reduction, under the C.P.C. commission’s decision, in the number of rations for his administration during the spring and summer months of 1921 down to 110,000, would result in a closure of classes at many educational establishments, and asked the C.P.C. to increase the number of rations.