Written: Written on August 22, 1921
Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXIII. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 261c-262a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Please return this to me after reading.
I may be partly to blame, having caused this bout of hysterics by excessive strictness.
But I am essentially right and will continue to insist, and have not accepted his resignation.
What do you think: perhaps we should pass all these measures through the State Planning Commission and specially confirm them in the C.L.D.?
(Read my letter to Popov of 4.VI. 1921: there is a list of 8 points.)
Note in particular: analysis of food distribution, fuel, its saving, etc.
A precise plan for the work of the Central Statistical Board and the State Planning Commission.
What is your opinion?
P.S. Phone me when you have read this, We shall have precisely to agree on all this. Circumstantially and precisely.
P.P.S. Don’t show Popov’s letter to anyone.
 A reference to the letter from P. I. Popov, Chief of the Central Statistical Board, of August 19, 1921, offering his resignation from the Board. For Lenin’s reply letter see this volume, Document 328.