Written: Written on October 22, 1921
Published: First published in 1928 in Lenin Miscellany VIII. Printed from a typewritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 352b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I have received your letter concerning Yezhov.
I very much doubt that we could afford to let 1,000– 1,500 warehouse and office workers get
1,250,000–1,500,000 (Soviet) rubles a month.
I think: work out bonuses for rapid clearing of warehouse in economic enterprise (state plant, factory, state farm, etc.).
It is up to Yezhov to put through your other proposals (and a copy for me).
Let us have a precise and short draft.
With communist greetings,
 Written in reply to L. S. Sosnovsky’s letter, setting out his plan to improve the work of the S.E.C.’s state warehouses. Among the measures he proposed were: to secure a salary of from 30 to 50 gold rubles for 1,000–1,500 warehouse workers and employees, and up to 75 rubles for executive workers; to set deadlines for the storage of goods, etc.