First published in 1932 in Lenin Miscellany XX.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 115a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Your reply is neither full nor clear. Please find out the details from the Georgian Revolutionary Committee. First, has the Soviet Government of Georgia confirmed the concession on the Tkvarcheli mines to the Italians, when, on what terms, reply briefly by telegram, details by letter? Second, about the Chiatura manganese mines: have the German owners been transferred to the status of lessees or concessionaires, when, on what terms. It is extremely important to have the speediest decisions on these and similar other matters. This is of tremendous importance both for Georgia and for Russia, because the concessions, especially to Italy and Germany, are absolutely necessary, as is the exchange of goods for oil, on a large scale with these countries, and subsequently, with others as well.
Please, keep me informed about the measures taken by the Georgian Revolutionary Committee.
 A reference to G. K. Orjonikidze’s reply to Lenin’s telegram of March 30, 1921 (see this volume, Document 108).