Letter to Alexander Tsiurupa, April 15, 1921

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Author(s) Lenin
Written 15 April 1921


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First published in 1932 in Lenin Miscellany XX. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 123a


Written on a telegram from P. K. Kaganovich, CLD agent and Omsk regional food commissar, declaring that, following the publication in the press of the All-Russia CEC decision and other material on the lifting of the surplus-food requisitioning, it was impossible to fulfil the targets for the procurement of the foodstuffs in Siberia.

Comrade Tsyurupa:

I think we should give him a reprimand. This is sheer whimpering and excuses. Before the decision of the AllRussia Central Executive Committee he should have called up by direct line (and right away, in March, but not in April). Instead of whimpering, he should have requested the special All-Russia Central Executive Committee decision in good time. He is a silly whimpering old woman.

Lenin