Written: Written on July 5, 1921
Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 53. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 202b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I propose that this be approved by telephone with this addition: an assignment to buy the greatest possible quantities of wheat and rice.
 Written on a memo to the R.C.P.(B.) Central Committee from Deputy People’s Commissar for Food N. P. Bryukhanov and Deputy People’s Commissar for Foreign Trade A. M. Lezhava, reporting the possibility of purchasing 5 million poods of wheat in North-Eastern Persia, and requesting the allocation of 4 million silver rubles for that purpose. On July 6, 1921, this was approved by the Politbureau.
On July 18, the Narrow C.P.C. appropriated 4 million rubles for the People’s Commissariat for Foreign Trade.