V. I.   Lenin


To:   I. T. SMILGA

Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 170a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Smilga:

The question of a possible firewood crisis in Moscow this winter season is of exceptional importance. It is a question of primary political importance. Moscow must not receive less fuel in 1921–1922 than in 1920–1921.

This, at all costs.

There is need 1) specially to impose responsibility for this on Danishevsky;

2) to make a detailed division of this task into component parts, and assign each part to a special person, precisely designated;

3) to send more men to work especially for Moscow Fuel Committee (perhaps you will take Goldberg? later recruiting Radchenko, even if only for a certain portion of time, etc.).

4) You personally must make repeated special and specific check-ups and inspections, and redouble your efforts to make a good job of it.

Be sure to give me an exact programme of all these urgent operations and pressures, and inform me of the time.

V. Ulyanov (Lenin)
Chairman, C.L.D.


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