Letter to Alexander Tsiurupa, The first half of August 1918

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Author(s) Lenin
Written August 1918

Written in the first half of August 1918
Published: First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 130c-131a.

Can it be arranged for detachments to go out for grain (to procure and transport by express goods train) according to alternative instructions, namely:

either for one time (to one volost, etc., for threshing in a uyezd, etc.)—then the bonus will be less,

or undertaking to work for a lengthy period (not one time, but for 3 or 4 months, etc., or once more when called upon by the Commissariat for Food, etc.)—and then the bonus will be higher.

(In both cases make it a condition that they are obliged not only to procure but also to thresh, and to carry the grain into barns, and to erect barns or half-sheds, etc.)