V. I.   Lenin


To:   A. I. RYKOV

Written: Written on April 6, 1921
Published: First published in 1932 in Lenin Miscellany XX. Printed from a typewritten text with Lenin’s additions and signature.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 116b-117a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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To Comrade Rykov, Presidium of the Supreme Economic Council

Copy: People’s Commissariat for Foreign Trade
Copy: People’s Commissariat for Foreign Affairs
Copy: All-Russia Extraordinary Commission
Copy: Central Peat Administration (Glavtorf)

Comrade Radchenko requests:

1) arrangements for a trip on behalf of Glavtorf by 10 staff members (with warranties from Comrade Radchenko and Comrade Smilga) to study peat extraction in Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Canada;

2) allocation of the necessary amount of money for this purpose;

3) organisation of the trip in such a way that three persons should leave by May 1, and the rest by June 1.

Please, have this business set in motion urgently, but   put Glavtorf under an obligation to submit a detailed report of the work done, after the trip is over.

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

P.S. I insist on the need for the utmost speed in this business, and be sure to inform me of the actual fulfilment.



[1] The P.S. is in Lenin’s hand.—Ed.

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