V. I.   Lenin




Written: Written on December 2, 1921
Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXIII. Printed from a typewritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 393c-394a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Copy to Comrade Pyatakov
for information and co-ordinating with Forlitcom
the question of allocating the necessary credit
in gold for periodical subscriptions

I propose for, and for the account of, the Central Board of the Coal Industry of the Donets Basin 

1) urgent subscriptions for sets of all mining magazines —German, British and the United States, for 1917–1921;

2) regular subscriptions for and mailing to the Central Board of:

a) all mining magazines issued in German, French and English;

b) new publications of the most important books on mining;

c) The Economist magazine.[2]

Please send a report on execution to C.P.C. business manager Comrade Gorbunov.

Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars


[1] See Note 347.

[2] The Economist, a British economic and political weekly, an organ of the big industrial bourgeoisie, published in London since 1843.

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