V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on December 2, 1921
Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 54. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 394b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Kamenev:

I was given this yesterday by Khinchuk.[1] Have a look at it and show to all members of the United Economic Commission.[2]

It looks as if the business is growing, isn’t it? Will someone suggest methods of stricter check-up?

2/XII. Lenin

P.S. Please also send this to all members of the Politbureau.


[1] This letter was written at the bottom of a typed copy of a report entitled “Centrosoyuz turnover in relations with gubernia societies and district sections. Data on commodity turnover of the sections for September-November 1921 in millions of rubles of present currency”.

[2] The United Economic Commission, mentioned by Lenin, was a commission for “bringing together all economic and financial questions” on whose establishment the Politbureau of the R.C.P.(B.) C.C. adopted a decision on December 1, 1921. L. B. Kamenev was confirmed as its chairman. In accordance with the Politbureau decision, the C.P.C. resolved on December 6: “To consolidate and accelerate the work in systematising and adding to economic legislation, an economic commission of the C.P.C. is to be established” (Central Party Archives of the Institute of Marxism-Leninism of the C.P.S.U. Central Committee).

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