Draft Resolution for the CC, RCP(b) on Sending Groups of Workers Out on Food Transportation Jobs

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Author(s) Lenin
Written 28 March 1919

Written in the second half of March, not later than 28, 1919
Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXIV. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 2nd English Edition, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, page 131a.
Keywords : Draft, Food, Transport, Workers

In view of the extreme danger threatening the Republic as a result of the aggravation of the food and transport crises, the CC, RCP resolves:

to charge Comrades Kamenev


and Stalin

with organising groups of influential workers and forming trains by arrangement with the People’s Commissariats for Food and Railways as well as with the Central Executive Committee, and sending them out on food transportation jobs.[1]


  1. The need for sending the best workers out on food and transportation jobs had been dealt with by Lenin in his speech at a joint session of the All-Russia Central Executive Committee, the Moscow Soviet and the All-Russia Trade Union Congress on January 17, 1919 (see present edition, Vol. 28, pp. 403-04). Lenin’s draft was adopted by the CC of the RCP(b); it was signed also by CC members L. B. Kamenev, G. Y. Zinoviev, J. V. Stalin, Y. D. Stasova, N. N Krestinsky, M. F. Vladimirsky, N. I. Bukharin, V. V. Schmidt and F E. Dzerzhinsky.