"Your suggestions about the destruction of property contrary to all installations, according to the speech Comrade Stalin (meaning it Stalin July 3, 1941, where the destruction of the entire value of the property mentioned in connection with the forced departure of the Red Army -.. In .FROM.). But your proposal mean the immediate destruction of all valuable property, grain and livestock in the area of ??100-150 kilometers from the front of the enemy, regardless of condition. Such an event could demoralize the population, cause discontent with the Soviet authorities, to upset the rear of the Red Army and create in the army and among the public mood compulsory withdrawal instead determined to repulse the enemy "(92, p. 207).