First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXI.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 164c-165a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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21. XI. 1918
Today I severely reprimanded the Technical Committee of the Northern Economic Council for procrastination. Explain to the Economic Council of the Northern Area that its duty is to expedite experiments and ensure speedy fulfilment of the assignments of the Science and Technology Department of the Supreme Economic Council. If the document from the Technical Committee dated November 13, No. 646, is not merely a case of procrastination and stupidity, but malicious sabotage, then I demand an investigation and the arrest of those guilty.
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars