Written: Written on August 29, 1918
Published: First published in 1928 in Lenin Miscellany VIII. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 36, page 493.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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That all Commissariats be instructed to draw up within one week a brief report, from two to live printed pages, on their work from Oct. 25, 1917.
That these reports be drawn up in the most popular language, with special attention to facts on the role of workers’ organisations and representatives of the proletariat in government, to large-scale measures of a socialist nature and the struggle to break the resistance of the bourgeoisie.
That the same instruction be given to the All-Russia Extraordinary Commission.
That the Presidium of the Central Executive Committee be requested to take the same decision as regards its activity (with special emphasis on the Constitution and the results of the congresses of Soviets).
 The decision of the Council of People’s Commissars on reports by the People’s Commissariats was adopted at its sitting of August 29, 1918, and had been written by Lenin at the sitting itself.