V. I.   Lenin




Published: First published in 1932 in Lenin Miscellany XX. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 157b-158a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Check up with the utmost precision:

how much work exactly has been done (what part has been finished); 

how much material, rails, etc., foodstuffs, etc., has actually been transported to the spot; where they are; the conditions in which all these materials and the delivered •things are stored; the conditions and the concrete possibilities of returning all these materials, rails and all the rest, without losses, without stealing, or with minimum losses; the proportion of the possible and probable losses; 

it is the most important task to carry out this on-thespot assessment circumstantially and to verify it precisely.

With this problem solved, with the exact data in hand, a conclusion should be drawn up on the substance of the matter: is the “Algemba” construction to be stopped (if yes, how? by what date? etc.) or not to be stopped? and so on, and so forth.

V. Ulyanov (Lenin)
Chairman, C.L.D.


[1] On May 11, 1921, the Council of Labour and Defence approved   Lenin’s draft assignments to the commission to check up on railway construction in the Emba area.

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