Written: Written December 6 or 7, 1922
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the typed copy signed by Lenin.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, page 429b.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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All schools, including teachers and pupils, to have their requirements in bread fully provided for over and above the given calculations, and Comrades Kamenev, Tsyurupa and Yakovleva to figure out exactly what amount of bread should be earmarked for this purpose, with the addition of a minimum, specially verified, quantity for office employees.
Another 1 million gold rubles to be added for school expenses.
 Lenin’s proposal was included in the decision of the Politbureau on December 7, 1922, on the report of the State Supplies Commission. The C.P.C. was directed to allocate to the People’s Commissariat for Education two million gold rubles out of the money economised on the ship-repair programme (see Collected Works, Fifth [Russian] Edition, Vol. 45, pp. 311–12).