V. I. Lenin

Draft Decision for the C.P.C. on
Supplying the Peasants with Agricultural Machines{1}

Written: July 2, 1918
Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXI. Printed from the typewritten copy of the minutes.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 2nd English Edition, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, page 103.2.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
Copyleft: V. I. Lenin Internet Archive (www.marxists.org) © 2003 Permission is granted to copy and/or distribute this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.  

A commission to be set up of representatives of the Commissariat for Agriculture, the Agricultural Machine Department of the S.E.C. and the Commissariat for Food (Comrade Kozmin to be invited with a consultative voice) to consider measures of practical assistance to the peasants in the matter of supplying them with agricultural machines. The commission is to meet tomorrow morning (July 3) and the same day it is to get in touch with the delegates arriving to the Fifth Congress.{2} Comrade Kharlov is charged with calling the commission and reporting to the Council of People’s Commissars. Comrade Sereda to check fulfilment.


{1} On July 2, 1918, the C.P.C. heard an out-of-order statement by Lenin concerning “the need for meeting the peasants’ requirements in agricultural machines” and adopted this draft decision in this connection (Central Party Archives of the Institute of Marxism-Leninism of the C.C. of the C.P.S.U.).

{2} This refers to the Fifth All-Russia Congress of Soviets (held in Moscow July 4-10, 1918).

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