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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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On labor service in the sugar industry. ( Izv. No. 153, S. U. 55‐337 ). 

Article number 337.

Resolution of the Council of Labor and Defense.

1.                   To provide the sugar industry with a sufficient number of workers for work in the agricultural campaign and the subsequent production of sugar refining, such as: field work, transportation of fuel and materials, everything able‐bodied, surrounding factories and factories, the population is attributed to the sugar industry and is involved in the aforementioned work on contractual terms with normal wages and on the basis of the existing rules on bonuses for work on beet plantations.

Note . The radius of attachment and the procedure for the distribution of labor is determined by the local authorities of the Peopleʹs Commissariat of Labor in agreement with the District Office of the Sugar Industry in accordance with other tasks.

2.                   In the event of insufficient provision of work in each separate period with a voluntary labor force, the local population is involved in work in the order of labor service when remuneration of labor and bonuses for work, which are accepted for all other work on labor service of the province.

Note . Involvement in labor service should not lead to the decline of the personal economy of those involved and is carried out in the manner of the resolution of the Council of Peopleʹs Commissars dated April 12, 1921 (No. 35, Article 185 ).

3.                   Those recruited to work in the sugar industry are provided with the following benefits for serving labor service:

a)                   those participating in the specified work voluntarily or by way of labor service are exempt from all kinds of labor and animal service and inventory mobilizations for a year;

b)                  those participating in works by periods are released for the time of the respective periods;

(autumn plowing, sowing, processing and delivery of beets to the plant).

4.                   The General Directorate of the Sugar Industry and its local authorities should develop a plan for the full use of the rabguzhsila assigned to the sugar industry for periods to calculate the need for factory farms for the most labor‐intensive periods, namely: for a tithe of all arable land, including in the beet wedge at least female labor force, ⅕ male and ⅙ horse, and for beet sowers, sowing in an association at least ⅛ tithes and individually at least tithes of beets per tithe of arable land, including at least female labor, ⅕ male and ⅕ horse labor in sowing beets.

5.                   To oblige the Military Department to assist the sugar industry by providing it, if necessary, with military horse units for work.

6.                   To oblige the Peopleʹs Commissariat of Food and its local authorities to supply food and fodder at the request of the General Directorate of the Sugar Industry, in accordance with the norms established for this subject.

This resolution applies to the provinces: Tula, Orel, Bryansk, Kursk, Voronezh, Tambov, Penza and Saratov and Kuban regions.

Signed by:

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

Secretary of Labor and Defense L. Fotieva .

June 24, 1921.

Published in No. 159 Izvestia of the All‐Russian Central Executive

Committee of Soviets dated July 15, 1921.