V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on May 19, 1922
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 556b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Dzerzhinsky:

I have a serious apprehension: there seems to be some “excess” in the expenses on my garage, which I believe is under particular G.P.U. supervision. Isn’t it time that this establishment is “compressed” and the expenditures on it reduced? Everyone is reducing all expenditures.

Please show this to my “deputies” Rykov and Tsyurupa, and assign a reliable, intelligent, knowledgeable man to check up on whether the expenses under this head can be reduced and compressed, and reduced to the utmost.[1]

19/V. Lenin


[1] On the note is the following conclusion written by F. E. Dzerzhinsky: “I consider reduction hero inadmissible. The pool has 6 cars and only 12 men. Wage rates normal. Car maintenance— good. No idle running of cars.” The conclusion was also signed By A. D. Tsyurupa and A. I. Rykov.

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