V. I.   Lenin


To:   L. B. KRASIN

Written: Written during January-February 1919
Published: First published in 1960 in the journal Voprosy Istorii No. 7. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 192b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Hand it immediately to Chicherin and see to it (or instruct someone else to see to it) that this policy is vigorously and incessantly pursued.[1]


[1] Lenin’s note to Krasin, People’s Commissar for Trade and Industry, was written in connection with a report by W.  Jastrzembski, a former leader of the Polish Socialist Party, who was then in Russia, on the results of his journey to Warsaw undertaken to explore the possibility of establishing trade and cultural relations between the Soviet Republic and Poland. Owing to the resistance of the Right-wing leaders of the Polish Socialist Party, his mission was unsuccessful. Despite this Lenin was in favour of continuing negotiations.

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