Written: Written on November 12, 1820

Published:
First published in 1945 in Lenin *Miscellany XXXV*.
Printed from the original.

Source:
*Lenin
Collected Works*,
Progress Publishers,
1976,
Moscow,
Volume 45,
pages 48^{c}-49^{a}.

Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov

Transcription\Markup:
R. Cymbala

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Comrades Bryukhanov

Popov

Avanesov

Vladimirsky

Perhaps we could establish the following order
concerning the *number *of workers’ supply rations:

1) Establish the minimum number of rations in numerical order, say:

ration No. 1 ordinary, minimum

” No. 2 so much higher

” No. 3

. . . . . . . .

etc., up to No. 10, the highest ration, if the total number of rations could be confined to 10.

2) Determine *monthly *how many consumers (industrial
or office workers *plus *members of their families) are
receiving *under each ration*.

If we managed to do this, we could first find out exactly how many ration groups there are;

Second, we could easily switch separate groups from one ration to another;

And third, we should always know how much *has
actually been issued *and to how many workers.

12/XI.

[1]
At the top of the letter, Lenin wrote ,to his secretary: “Have
this typed, and return to me for signature.”—*Ed.*

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