V. I. Lenin

Rehabilitation of Railway Transport

Draft Decision for the C.P.C.{1}

Written: June 14, 1918
Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXI. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 2nd English Edition, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, page 98.2.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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Following an exchange of views on the question of rehabilitating railway transport the Council of People’s Commissars resolves: that Comrade Nevsky be instructed, on consultation with colleagues who strictly pursue a Soviet, truly socialist, and not syndicalist, policy, to submit to the C.P.C. in the near future practical proposals of measures for combating syndicalism and indiscipline, measures for disclosing and prosecuting those who contravene Soviet policies, measures defining the exact responsibility of every official in the effective discharge of his duties, and measures for enlisting the services of comrades capable of carrying out administrative work.

The appointment of a Board in the Commissariat for Railways to be postponed in view of non-publication of the decree.{2}


{1} This draft was adopted the same day by the C.P.C. following the report of Deputy People’s Commissar for Railways V. I. Nevsky. On June 18 the C.P.C. endorsed a 9-man Board consisting of 4 Bolsheviks, 2 internationalist Mensheviks and 3 Left Socialist-Revolutionaries.

{2} Lenin here refers to the Statute on the Management of Railway Communications in the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic approved by the All-Russia Central Executive Committee on June 8, 1918, and published in Izvestia No. 122 on June 16 (see Decrees of the Soviet Government, Vol. II, Moscow, 1959, pp. 365-67).

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