Letter to Alexander Tsiurupa, February 1921

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Author(s) Lenin
Written February 1921

First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 90b.

Comrade Tsyurupa:

Your figures show the stocks on 1.II to be 40.3 food + 5.4 groats==45.7.[1]

The probable figure for 1.III is about 48.

By 1.IV, probably, not less than 50.

From 1.IV to 1.IX is five months. 50 : 5==10.

This rough estimate shows that for Russia, for the RSFSR (without the Ukraine), it is quite possible to abolish the surplus-requisition from 15.III or l.IV, and try out the new regime until 1.IX or 15.VIII.

What do you think?

  1. Written on the strength of A. D. Tsyurupa’s report on the grain balances as of February 1, 1921, saying that there were 40.3 million poods of food grain and 5.4 million poods of groats in European Russia, Siberia and the Caucasus.