Written: Written December 5, 1921
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, page 368a.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala and D. Walters
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The Food Commissariat shall be directed to preserve the main group of specialists (as indicated by the S.E.C.) in the flour mill administration and carry out the maintenance programme for large flour mills under the control of the S.E.C.
 Lenin’s draft was written in connection with the discussion by the Politbureau at its meeting on December 5, 1921, of the S.E.C.’s complaint against the decision of the C.L.D. withdrawing the flour-mills from the jurisdiction of the S.E.C. and placing them in charge of the Commissariat for Food. The Politbureau confirmed the decision of the C.L.D. and directed the Narrow Council of People’s Commissars to pass a supplementary decision as proposed by Lenin.