Written: Written on December 6, 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, page 403b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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A few days ago I saw in one of the papers (it may have even been Pravda) an item about the turnover of the People’s Commissariat for Foreign Trade (in the Crimea) involving 20 million rubles in gold.
Where does this come from?
Have you an arrangement for the local accounting of turnover, with a division into purchases and sales, and then by the main groups of products?
Please reply to N. P. Gorbunov and write in the greatest possible detail about the state of the accounting.
V. Ulyanov (Lenin)
 An apparent reference to the item “Vneshtorg Activity in Sevastopol” which appeared in Pravda on December 6, 1921.