First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 230b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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15. V. 1919
Comrades Serebryakov, Stalin and the other members of
the Presidium of the C.E.C.
Tsyurupa receives 2,000 rubles, family of 7, dinners at 12 rubles each (and supper), 84 per day X 30=2,520 rubles.
They are underfed! They take 4 dinners, it is not enough. The children are adolescents, they need more than an adult.
Please increase his salary to 4,000 rubles and give, in addition, a grant of 5,000 rubles in a lump sum to the family, which arrived from Ufa without clothing.