Written: Written on January 13 (26), 1918
Published: First published in 1931 in Lenin Miscellany XVIII. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 55c-56a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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13. I. 1918
The bearers, Comrades Suvorov and Antropov, are delegates of the Regional Committee of the Urals Soviets. It is necessary to authorise them to adopt the most revolutionary measures to ensure the movement to Petrograd of railway trucks with grain from Siberia.
 This document and the note to the secretary which follows it were written by Lenin in connection with a memorandum received from the Food and Economic Committee of the Territorial Soviet of Western Siberia and the Urals, which reported that the Omsk railway was sabotaging the dispatch of food consignments to the west, as a result of which over a thousand loaded trucks remained stationary. The committee requested the appointment of an emergency commission of investigation. This memorandum was delivered by delegates from Urals factories, who had arrived with a train-load of grain.