V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on August 7, 1921
Published: First published, but not in full, in the Fourth (Russian) Edition of the Collected Works. Sent to Tashkent. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1976], Moscow, Volume 35, page 518.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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August 7

Comrade Safarov,

Thank you very much for the pamphlet[1] and other material.

We are sending Joffe to make an attempt to combine your line and Tomsky’s.

That must be done.

Unquestionably grain and meat to Moscow, first and foremost.

For this purpose, both the “New Economic Policy” in general and a number of concessions and bonuses to the merchants.

At the same time, systematic and maximum concern for the Moslem poor, for their organisation and education.

Such a policy can and must be worked out and fixed (in a number of the most precise directives).

It must be a model for the whole East.

Best greetings.


P.S. After the line has been worked out, you, too, will probably be granted leave.


[1] Reference is to Safarov’s pamphlet Ocheredniye voprosy natsionalnoi politiki (Current Questions of the Nationalities Policy) published in 1921.

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