Addendum to the Draft Decree on the Institution of an All-Russia Inter-Departmental Extraordinary Commission for Guarding the Railways

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Author(s) Lenin
Written 30 January 1918

Written: January 30 (February 12), 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 57.2.
Keywords : Draft, Food, Railway, Russia

This addendum was written by Lenin during the discussion at the meeting of the CPC on January 30 (February 12), 1918, of the draft decree concerning the setting up of an inter-departmen-tal extraordinary commission for guarding the railways-.”in order to ensure a regular supply of food and articles of prime necessity to the population”. Lenin’s addendum was incorporated in the adopted decree as § 5 (see Decrees of the Soviet Government, Vol. I, Moscow, 1957, pp. 453-54).

On the report of the above commission the CPC also passed a decision based on Lenin’s proposals published below (see pp. 57-58 of this volume).

A special duty of the guard is ruthlessly to combat profiteering and the illicit transportation of food.