Written: Written on December 20, 1917 (January 2, 1918)
Published: First published in November 1927 in the Journal Sovetskoye Mukomolye i Khlebopecheniye No. 8. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 50c-51a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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20. XII. 1917
I was expecting you yesterday for a talk about the case of the delegates from the No. 2 Steel Plant at Kamenskaya stanitsa. They ask that financing should be stopped and the commission withdrawn, since they regard it as reactionary and parasitic. If we do not see each other this evening, please telephone me.
 P. A. Kozmin was then Deputy Chairman of the Special Defence Council. In his recollections entitled V. I. Lenin i spetsialisty (V. I. Lenin and the Experts), Kozmin quoted Lenin’s note and wrote that after the discussion of the question raised in it “the commission of saboteurs was removed”.