First published in 1932 in Lenin Miscellany XX.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 147a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Azerbaijan Oil Committee, Baku, or Tiflis,
or wherever he may be
I have read your garrulous telegram to Sergo. Keep your reports short and more precise, state how much food and clothing you are getting for the workers of Baku. It is absurd to increase the number of workers so long as a smaller number of them have yet to be provided with food and clothing.