V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on May 24, 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 154b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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1) Give this to Smolyaninov to read.[1]

2) Find out what industries and enterprises and staffs (how many? and where?) there are in this uyezd.

3) Enter on C.P.C. or C.L.D. agenda in connection with the C.C. resolution of 10.V.1921.[2]



[1] This refers to a resolution on the new rating policy adopted on May 11, 1921, by the Seventh Skopin (Ryazan Gubernia) Uyezd Trade Union Conference.

It slated that the inefficient distribution of manpower and the low labour productivity were one of the main reasons hampering economic rehabilitation in Skopin Uyezd. A switch to collective supply of workers and employees was proposed as one of the measures to remove these shortcomings. The conference delegates were instructed to stand up for the propositions set out in the resolution at the Fourth All-Russia Congress of Trade Unions.

[2] On May 10, 1921, the Politbureau of the R.C.P.(B.) Central Committee rejected the draft decision moved by Y. Larin (S.E.C.) and A. Z. Holtzmann (All-Russia Central T.U.C.) on collective supply of workers and employees at some stale enterprises, and proposed that it should be reworked and brought up at the C.P.C. The draft Politbureau decision was written by Lenin (see Lenin Miscellany XXIII, p. 142). It scums that in connection with the discussion of this matter in the C.P.C., V. A. Smolyaninov, on June 14, 1921, sent the resolution of the Skopin Uyezd Conference to the representative of the All-Russia Central T.U.C. on the C.P.C. commission on the workers’ supply. On June 14, 1921, the C.P.C. handed over the reworked draft for the examination by the C.L.D. On June 17, this was adopted by the C.L.D., on June 18, it was signed by Lenin, and on June 19, it was published in Izvestia VTsIK No. 132.

On June 22, the C.L.D. approved the first list of enterprises to which the decision applied. The factories and enterprises of Skopin Uyezd were not included.

On this question see also this volume, Documents 208 and 209.

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