V. I.   Lenin


To:   A. M. AMOSOV

Written: Written on December 12, 1920
Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 52. Printed from a typewritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 59b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Amosov,

After you left last night, I was told that the All-Russia Central Trade Union Council had adopted its decision.[1] My advice is to submit to it, and concentrate entirely on thoughtful execution (swift, firm preparation for the congress).

That is only a piece of advice.

However, if all of you still disagree, there remains one way: appeal the All-Russia Central T.U.C. decision with the Central Committee (the Politbureau or the Plenum).

V. Ulyanov (Lenin)
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars


[1] A reference to a decision of the Presidium of the All-Russia Central T.U.C. of December 11, 1920, concerning the work of the organising commission for convening the First All-Russia Congress of Transport Workers (the decision to call the congress was passed by the R.C.P.(B.) C.C. on December 7), and the agenda of the congress and the rapporteurs. The congress was held in Moscow from March 22 to 31, 1921. Lenin delivered a speech at the congress (see present edition, Vol. 32, pp. 272–84).

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