First published in 1932 in Lenin Miscellany XX.
Printed from a typewritten text with Lenin’s additions and signature.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 122b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Frumkin, Authorised Representative of the People’s Commissariat for Food. Beloborodov, Labour Army Council Rostov
Despite your No. 4960/R, the centre continues to receive information from various sources: from Orjonikidze in Tiflis, from Musabekov, Azerbaijan People’s Commissar for Food in Baku, concerning inadequacy of the measures taken to supply Baku with foodstuffs, which threatens further complications. Put this question up for special discussion by Labour Army Council. Take resolute measures to supply Baku and simultaneously Georgia and Armenia, and, in accordance with No. 293, keep the centre regularly informed of actual supply measures. Reply immediately by telegram.
Chairman, Council of Labour and Defence
April 15, 1921
 The last sentence is in Lenin’s hand.—Ed.