Letter to Nikolai Bryukhanov, October 21, 1920

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Author(s) Lenin
Written 21 October 1920

First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 452b-453a.

21. X. 1920

Comrade Bryukhanov

The Stavropol peasants (who have brought grain for the children) complain that they are not getting from the co-operatives

wheel-grease (the stores have it),


and other goods.

The herrings were allowed to go bad, but they were not given out.

There is terrible discontent. The Gubernia Food Commissar says: nothing will be given until the whole requisition quota is fulfilled.

They insist on the need for goods to be issued immediately.

They say that the quota of 27 million poods is excessive, seed corn is being taken, and there is bound to be under-sowing.

Stavropol Gubernia—average harvest (27).

Kuban—better than Stavropol (37 million poods).

Please examine it urgently, especially the first point, and give me your opinion not later than tomorrow.

V. Ulyanov (Lenin)

Chairman, CPC

Address: Kazan (railway station), goods station, truck No. 506955 on the Krivoi track, Petrov from the Gubernia Party Committee.