First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXIII.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 373b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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The industrial and office workers of the Bryansk Works have made 7 electric ploughs. By 1.I.1922, they will make 20.
The difficulties involved were incredible.
That is why it is necessary to give a special reward to some 70 industrial and office workers. This is certified by Comrade Zheltov, director of the Bryansk Works.
Please raise this question in the C.L.D. tomorrow, after discussing with Comrade Zheltov the types of reward (Order of the Banner of Labour, cash or kind).
V. Ulyanov (Lenin)
 The question of remunerating the workers of the Bryansk Works for their successful manufacture of electric ploughs was examined by the C.L.D. on November 25, 1921. The C.L.D. resolved that the case should be referred to the Central Committee of the Metalworkers’ Union. In view of the fact that by November 1 the Bryansk Works had made only 8 of the 20 electric ploughs planned, the Central Committee of the Metalworkers’ Union ruled that there was no reason to issue any special rewards, adding that the workers, who distinguished themselves, could be rewarded from the resources allocated for the manufacture of the electric ploughs. Having studied the conclusion 01 the Central Committee of the Metalworkers’ Union, the C.L.D., on December 14, 1921, resolved to accept it.