Written: Written on May 27, 1921
Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXIII. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 35, page 499.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dzerzhinsky, Chairman, All-Russia Extraordinary
Commission Southern Area (or present whereabouts)
Copy to Voinov, trio for combating the break-up of
All the Ukrainian comrades most pressingly insist on intensification of the struggle against profiteering in the Ukraine, which threatens to disorganise the purchases of grain for the famine-stricken centres of the Republic, purchases which have begun and are already showing good results. Please devote particular attention, and inform me whether emergency measures are being taken, what measures in particular and what their results are.
Chairman, Council of Labour and Defence
 Dzerzhinsky, F. E. (1877–1926)—Party member from 1895. After the October Socialist Revolution he became Chairman of the All-Russia Extraordinary Commission to Combat Counter-Revolution and Sabotage (known as the Cheka). In 1921 he was appointed People’s Commissar for Railways, while remaining Chairman of the Cheka and People’s Commissar for Internal Affairs. Member of the C.C. of the R.C.P.(B.).