V. I.   Lenin

A Note to V. M. Mikhailov with a Draft Decision for the Politbureau of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.) on Food Supply Work in the Ukraine[1]

Written: November 9, 1921
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Second Printing, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, pages 362c-363a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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Comrade Mikhailov,

Please send this round to the members of the Politbureau and return to me.

I propose this decision for the Politbureau.

The Politbureau impresses upon the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Ukraine that full, 100%, food collections in the Ukraine are of absolutely paramount importance to the R.S.F.S.R. Similarly the delivery to us of 57 million poods. Immediate and energetic measures are to be worked out for achieving this aim and all decisions are to be reported.

Brief fortnightly reports by telephone are to be made on the progress of food collection and delivery to the R.S.F.S.R.



[1] Lenin’s motion on food work in the Ukraine was adopted by the Politbureau on November 10, 1921.

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