Written: Written not later than March 1920
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 364b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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It is necessary to keep to the law.
By law the final decision is the decision of the Orgbureau, which has already rejected the protest of the Ukrainian Central Committee.
This decision of the Orgbureau Yakovlev (and the Ukrainian C.C.) is obliged to fulfil at once.
I agree to an opinion poll without recognising the right of the poll to hold up the decision, for only the plenum has that right, and I demand the right of agitation.
 It has not been possible to establish what decision of the Organising Bureau of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.) this refers to.