V. I.   Lenin



Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXIII. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 314b-315a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Gorbunov:

There is no doubt about the importance of the matter set out in the enclosed documents.

I feel that our press—Belyakov’s articles in Izvestia, Sosnovsky’s in Pravda, and a number of other articles and reports—has fully clarified and proved that a number of   state farms of the Central Agricultural Administration have been working on model lines. The outstanding work done by Comrade Runov, who is at the head of this endeavour, is also reported by Comrade Muralov, a competent man. The successful development of a truly proletarian agriculture is of tremendous importance in principle.

It is as, or perhaps even more, important in practical terms.

That is why I ask you urgently to prepare this matter for the Narrow C.P.C. today (bank-notes) and for the C.L.D., tomorrow (enter on the agenda, make all the necessary inquiries by phone, etc.).[1]

V. Ulyanov (Lenin)
Chairman, C.P.C.

P.S. If nothing else can be done, let them have what they ask (to the maximum amount) on loan for a year. These people have deserved our confidence many times over.



[1] The register of Lenin’s C.P.C. and C.L.D. assignments contains the following entry dated September 29, 1921: “Urgently get through the C.L.D. the draft decision on land improvement work on state farms in Moscow Gubernia (L. S. Sosnovsky’s letter to Vladimir Ilyich). Fulfilled September 30 (see C.L.D. Minutes No. 254, § 9)” (Istorichesky Arkhiv No. 5, 1901, p. 43).

On a report by T. A. Runov, Chief of the Glavzemkhoz (see Note 619), the C.L.D. decided on September 30, 1921, to allocate the money arid food required for these land improvement operations on state farms near Moscow; instructions were also issued for the People’s Commissariat for Agriculture to allocate tractors for ploughing up grubbed areas.

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