V. I.   Lenin



Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 51. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 323b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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27. XII. 1919

Comrade Chicherin,

Your proposals have been adopted almost entirely by the Politbureau.[1] Regarding the exact text, phone the Secretary of the C.C., Comrade Krestinsky. Please, never use the expression “Chairman of the C.C.”,
for there is no such post.



[1] This refers to the meeting of the Politbureau of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.) on December 27, 1919, which discussed the following: an inquiry by Chicherin whether he could send the Georgian Government a proposal for joint military operations against Denikin without recognising that government; a report by Chicherin that the Estonians agreed to give the military guarantees asked for on   condition of their being granted the right t,o construct fortifications on the left bank of the Narova; a statement by Chicherin concerning the Petrograd branch of ROSTA, which had published a communication of a military nature that could be interpreted by the Entente and Finland as an intention on the part of Soviet Russia to launch an attack against Finland, and other questions.

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