Letter to Alexander Tsiurupa, March 27, 1921

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Author(s) Lenin
Written 27 March 1921

First published in 1932 in Lenin Miscellany XX. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 104c-105a.

Comrade Tsyurupa:

By tomorrow noon I need the following data:

1) The quantity of grain (and fodder grain) given to the population

monthly figures 1919–1920 1920–1921 Three columns food grain potatoes fodder grain2) The quantity of grain collected (by the Commissariat for Food):

net surplus-requisition 1920–1921 total for grinding (for the available number of months)3) The number of gubernias (and assessments for them) which have fulfilled deliveries (1920–1921)

100% for a given month 75% ”Tell Senin, or whoever is in charge of this, that I shall have him arrested unless I get the figures, signed by the responsible person, by noon.


P.S. Two other things:

1) Perhaps there have been other collections of grain for “services” apart from the “spade-per-sack” for grinding?

2) Have you any data on the “free” price of salt (in terms of grain), etc.? (You will recall that I have been asking for this a long time ago.)