V. I.   Lenin

Rough Draft Proposals for
Intensifying and Increasing Food Purveyance[1]

Written: December 4, 1918
Published: First published in 1931 in Lenin Miscellany XVIII. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 2nd English Edition, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, pages 115c-116a.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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1) food-armymen to be replaced

2) special commissars to be assigned to backward areas and other organisers with special tasks and bonuses ....

3) Food Commissariat staff, reform and “shake up” of staff.

4) workers’ inspection....

Drafting of concrete detailed tasks for various local economic councils, challenging to emulation....

Oblige local military authorities to give the food organisations such-and-such (define which) military units for “food-army” work.


[1] This rough draft was made by Lenin in connection with the discussion by the Council of Defence of N. P. Bryukhanov’s report concerning the speeding up and increase of food purveyance. Lenin’s proposals were incorporated in the Council’s decision on this question (see Lenin Miscellany XVIII, pp. 246-47).

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