V. I.   Lenin

Addendum to the Draft Decision for the Politbureau of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.) on
Directives to the People’s Commissariat for Food[1]

Written: Written September 5 or 6, 1921
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 1st English Edition, Progress Publishers, 1965, Moscow, Volume 42, page 341b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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(1) reduction of the number of recipient enterprises (receiving bread from the state);

(2) bread rationing not to be increased without special permission of the C.C.


[1] Owing to food difficulties, the crop failure and the need for ren-dering relief to the famine-stricken areas, the Politbureau, on September 6, 1921. adopted a decision on directives to the Food Commissariat with Lenin’s amendments. The directives provided for a reduction in the number of recipients of state food supplies as from October 1921, and the establishment of a grain fund.

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