V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on July 24, 1921
Published: First published in 1932 in Lenin Miscellany XX. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 225a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Bryukhanov:

Have you quite normalised relations with Potyaev? Have you erased every trace of the squabble? That is imperative.

I am not blaming you for the squabble, but someone (? who?) on the Collegium of the People’s Commissariat for Food. I don’t know who was chiefly to blame. I think your fault lies in weakness: you should have found the squabbler and given him a severe drubbing in public, letting me sign a paper issuing him a reprimand. I believe there is a trouble-maker on the Collegium of the People’s Commissariat for Food!

With communist greetings,



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