Written: Written on September 12, 1919
Published: First published in 1919 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 283b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrades Stalin and Vladimirsky,
An extremely rigid, non-local, speedy Party inspection, with workers, should be carried out in Petrograd, one that will not be susceptible to “influences”.
 Written in connection with a communication from the Smolny Staff Committee reporting numerous cases of abuses, embezzlement and peculation of money, food products and clothing collected for the Red Army. The Committee requested that an investigating commission be appointed and the guilty persons brought to book.