Written: Written on December 26, 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 420c-421a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Lezhava, People’s Commissariat for Foreign Trade
The report of Comrade Yemelyanov, who can and must be regarded as absolutely reliable, concerning the stealing during the discharge at Revel, is a source of extremely great apprehension and raises a question of tremendous importance.
I draw the attention of the People’s Commissariat for Foreign Trade to this fact, for the purpose of taking the most vigorous measures, with check-ups through reliable men, informing me of the results of the check-up and the measures taken. Send the reply to Comrade Smolyaninov.
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars
 See Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Edition, Vol. 54, Document 201.—Ed.