Written: Written in July, not before the fifth, 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 205a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I think we should agree, as an exception, with the exception strictly specified. Please have this put through the Politbureau by telephone right away.
 Written on G. V. Chicherin’s letter of July 9, 1921, reporting the proposal of Fridtjof Nansen, representing the International Red Cross, to send food to the population of Petrograd, provided its distribution was supervised with the participation of a foreign representative (see Note 229).