Written: Written on June 2, 1920
Published: First published in 1955 in Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 54. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 380c-381a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Telephone Bryukhanov: if Belenky does not absolutely guarantee the delivery, and quickly, then it is obligatory at once to permit independent procurements. It is criminal to lose Baku because of the idiocy or obstinacy of officials of the Food Commissariat.
 Written on a telegram to Lenin dated June 1, 1920, from Z. N. Dosser, Chairman of the Chief Oil Committee, and A. P. Serebrovsky, Chairman of the Azerbaijan Oil Committee. The telegram reported the grave food situation among the workers of the Baku oil industry owing to the fact that A. Y. Belenky, Special Food Commissar, failed to fulfil obligations in regard to the dispatch of food from the Northern Caucasus to Baku, while at the same time refusing to allow the oil workers to make their own food procurements in the Northern Caucasus.