Written: Written on August 23, 1921
Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 53. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 266b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I fully support the proposal made by Comrade Trotsky relating to the trip to the border area by the persons he named. I believe that a number of circumstances really demand the adoption of the most vigorous measures in this sphere, which are inconceivable without a trip of this kind.
Please record my vote “for”.
 On August 23, 1921, the Politbureau of the R.C.P.(B.) Central Committee adopted a decision on trips by members of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic to the western border to study the stale of its security and defence.