V. I. Lenin
Plan of Resolution on
Economic Measures for Combating the Dislocation
Written: Written before May 25 (June 7), 1917
First published in 1925 in Lenin Miscellany IV.
Printed from the original.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
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1. A collapse is imminent.
2. Neither a bureaucratic nor a bourgeois s o l u t i o n is
3. Workers’ control must be, first, really w o r k i n g- c l a s s
(threequarters of the v o t e s of workers).
4. [ditto] [ditto] [ditto] [ditto] developed into
r e g u l a t i o n.
5; [ditto] [ditto] [ditto] [ditto] extended to all financial operations
and the financial side of the business in general.
6. Salvation from the collapse unquestionably demands that the
revolutionary measures should be s t a r t e d with the
expropriation of the biggest and big capital.
7. This is to be continued by revolutionary measures:
the organisation of universal labour service
through the workers’ militia...
(free workers’ service in the militia over and above their 8 hours of
8. Switch of manpower to the production of coal and raw
materials and to transport....
+ 6 b i s
Organisation of exchange of grain for implements, footwear, clothes....
+ 9. Switch of manpower from bombs to useful products.
+ Economy of resources....
+ Universal labour service must yield the utmost and the strictest economy
of resources and manpower.