Written: Written on September 6, 1920
Published: First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 428a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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 According to the reminiscences of Lenin’s chauffeur, S. K. Gil, the peasants handed their petition to Lenin on September 5, 1920, during a halt in the village of Bogdanovo when he was out hunting. The peasants complained that the local village Soviet had requisitioned from the poor peasants all their grain and seed corn, grossly distorting the policy of the Party and the government.
Lenin followed up this petition the very next day; an investigation was made and the guilty persons were severely punished.