Dictated: Dictated by phone
Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 54. Printed from a typewritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 417a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Molotov and all members of the Politbureau
1. Please acquaint all members of the Politbureau as soon as possible with Teodorovich’s communication concerning the Siberian peasant Yakovenko, which I have sent you.
2. The same thing concerning today’s memo from Eiduk on the American Government’s proposal to let us have $20 million worth of grain on condition that we spend $10 million.
December 22, 1921
 See Document 554 of this volume.—Ed.
 A reference to a letter from A. V. Eiduk, the Soviet Government’s representative with ARA, of December 21, 1921. Eiduk considered the Hoover proposal disadvantageous both economically and politically and recommended its rejection, because it would result in an extension of the ARA apparatus, which was engaged in hostile activity against Soviet Russia.
Having discussed the question “of political measures in connection with ARA”, the Politbureau on December 31, 1921, authorised a commission, consisting of I. S. Unschlicht, A. V. Eiduk and V. M. Mikhailov, “to work out measures of special precaution in the event of excessive extension of ARA’s apparatus and its recruitment of unreliable elements” (Central Party Archives of the Institute of Marxism-Leninism of the C.P.S.U. Central Committee). See also this volume, Document 558.