First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 51.
Printed from the typewritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 375b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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The substance of the Politbureau’s decision communicated to you was that all agreements concluded by you in gold currency should first be endorsed by the Politbureau. It is absolutely necessary to economise gold to the utmost. The Politbureau sees no business grounds for rescinding its decision.
On behalf of the Politbureau,
May 11, 1920