V. I.   Lenin

Re Decision of the C.P.C.
Allocating Funds for the Upkeep of the Poor Peasants’ Committees

Written: October 15, 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, page 109a.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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2 x 6½ = 13

Within a week.

Temporarily and tentatively pending amalgamation with the Soviets or delimitation of jurisdiction.

Instructions on whom to be given to and on what conditions.

Fix the liability of the recipient and under no circumstances issue further sums unless the first is accounted for.

Payment through the Commissariat for Food.[1]


[1] At a meeting of the C.P.C. on October 15, 1918, the People’s Commissariat for Food tabled a proposal that 40 million rubles be allocated for the upkeep of the Poor Peasants’ Committees, apparently for a period of six months at the rate of 6.5 million rubles per month. In view of the impending amalgamation of these committees with the local Soviets, Lenin proposed a 2-month allocation of funds (”2 >< 6½=13”). The C.P.C. adopted Lenin’s proposal for the allocation of 13 million rubles; the other proposals of Lenin’s were also included in the decision of the C.P.C. (see Decrees of the Soviet Government, Vol. III, Moscow, 1964,pp. 593-95).

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