First published In 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXIII.
Sent to Kharkov.
Printed from a text written in Lydia Fotieva’s hand and signed by Lenin.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 349b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Today, on a report concerning the transportation of foodstuffs from the Ukraine, the C.L.D. decided that considering that you have undertaken to load the grain for the centre with your own means, and considering that it has reached hardly a quarter of the established rate, we shall be forced to appoint our own representative to the Ukraine, unless there is a radical improvement in this matter within the next three days. The C.L.D. requests an immediate reply to this C.L.D. telegram.
 In the upper right-hand corner of the page there is the folio-wing note by Lydia Fotieva: “Comrade Gartman. This must be sent off at once and the reply receipt seen to.”—Ed.