Letter to Alexander Tsiurupa and Vasili Panyushkin, Prior to August 5, 1918

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Author(s) Lenin
Written 5 August 1918

Written in the summer, prior to August 5, 1918
Published: First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 124b.

Comrades Tsyurupa and Panyushkin

From Panyushkin’s report it is evident that he is working splendidly, but is incredibly squandering his energies, taking on a hundred things at once.

This is impermissible.

Panyushkin must be given a strictly defined, precise assignment, laid down in writing:

(1) to seize and requisition all grain surpluses from the kulaks and the rich of the whole Tula Gubernia;

(2) to dispatch all this grain immediately to Moscow;

(3) no other fob whatsoever to be undertaken until this assignment has been completely fulfilled.

For carrying out the work use as many motor-lorries as possible.