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From the Collection of enactment and decrees of the government for 1921, Administration of the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR

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About the dissolution of citizens born in 1886‐1888 who were called up for labor mobilization. ( Izv. No. 93, S. U. 36‐196 ).

Article No. 196.

Resolution of the Council of Labor and Defense.

Taking into account that called up for labor mobilization, 18861888. performed a significant part of the work for which they were called up, and that the beginning of field work urgently requires their return to the farms, the Labor and Defense Council decided:

1) To dissolve the citizens of 1888‐86, who were called up for labor mobilization, to their homes, in accordance with the resolution of the Council of Peopleʹs Commissars of September 13, 1920 (No. 79, Art.

372 ), with the exception of:

a) skilled workers, from among those labor‐mobilized in 1888‐86, assigned to work in their specialty, and b) employed in the especially important public works listed in 6 and 7 of this decree, the dissolution of which or abandonment of work is regulated in accordance with paragraph ... 6, 7, 8 and 9 of this resolution.

2)                   To dissolve the Peopleʹs Commissariat of Labor in order to complete it within a month from the date of this publication.

3)                   The issue of transportation, released to be coordinated by the Peopleʹs Commissariat of Ways of Communication and the Peopleʹs Commissariat of Labor, in order to maximally free transport from such.

4)                   Let go home labor mobilized 1888‐86. must be supplied by the Labor Departments at the place of dissolution with certificates for the right to receive allowances at railway food points, on a par with the Red Army men who are dismissed on an indefinite leave. The certificates must indicate both the points of departure and the final destination of those released.

5)                   The Peopleʹs Commissariat of Labor shall, within 48 hours, work out and transmit by direct wire to its local authorities, instructions on the procedure for dissolution.

6)                   Dissolution, called upon by labor mobilization in 1888‐86. not performed: a) from work on the direct maintenance of water transport, b) from loading and unloading operations on railways, c) from restoration work of especially important sections of the service of the Peopleʹs Commissariat of Communications, d) from timber rafting, until the end of such and e) with trans‐shock construction works.

7)                   Instruct the Regional and Provincial Economic Meetings to decide, within a week, from the date of this publication, the issue of disbanding or leaving in the field the labor mobilized in 1888‐86, employed:

a)  at the functioning factories of the Council of the Military Industry,

b)  shock plants of the Metal Department of the Supreme Council of the National Economy, c) at the work of the most important and shock Railway Logging Committees with the timber branches serving them.

Note to 6 and 7 . Lists of jobs and undertakings in accordance with 6 and 7 are communicated by the Labor Service Committee of the respective regional and provincial; bodies.

8)                   Labor mobilized citizens of 1888‐86, detained at work, in accordance with paragraphs. 6 and 7 of this resolution, are primarily subject to dismissal on vacation, in accordance with the decree of the Council of Labor and Defense on vacations for workers and employees in 1921 ( No. 31, Article 168 ).

9)                   To oblige the Peopleʹs Commissariat of Labor to replace those labormobilized in 1888‐86 who were left at work, in accordance with paragraphs. 6 and 7 of this resolution, no later than after the expiration of a year of their status as labor mobilized.

10)               Propose to the economic authorities to stop by September this. d. any application for gross labor, both in relation to the Peopleʹs Commissariat of Labor, and in relation to the military department, for work with which, in accordance with this resolution, the labor mobilized 1888‐86 are disbanded.

Signed by:

Chairman of the Council of Labor and Defense V. Ulyanov (Lenin) .

L. Fotieva, Secretary of the Council of Labor and Defense .

April 25, 1921.

Published in No. 93 Izvestia of the All‐Russian Central Executive

Committee of Soviets dated April 29, 1921.