V. I.   Lenin

Draft Decision for the C.P.C. on
The Import Plan[2]

Written: Written February 15, 1921
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 3nd English Printing, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 42, page 271a.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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1) The C.P.C. does not endorse the plan of imports submitted to it, as this plan is exaggerated at least fivefold.[1]

2) The C.P.C. directs the Council of Labour and Defence immediately to set up a General Planning Commission with the participation of experts and charge it (or its subcommission) with cutting down this plan and revising it with an eye to the practical use to which the purchases can be put under our present economic conditions. Final approval of the plan by the C.L.D.

3) Pending revision of this plan the People’s Commissariat for Foreign Trade must restrict itself to one-fifth of this plan on each of the 71 main orders; to one-tenth in the case of the military department; with the indispensable condition that priority be given to the requirements of the fuel extracting and metallurgical industries. Exceptions with the permission of the C.L.D.


[1] Lenin crossed out Point 1 in the manuscript and wrote over it “Krasin’s”.—Ed.

[2] Lenin’s draft was incorporated completely in the decision of the C.P.C. passed on February 15, 1921, in connection with the report of the Import Plan Revision Commission (points "2" and "3")

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