Dictated: Dictated by phone on July 25, 1921
Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 53. Printed from a typewritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 229a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Re: the draft agreement concerning the Dashnaks which Joffe initialled in Riga. I quite agree with Chicherin’s arguments and propose that the agreement should be resolutely and immediately rejected. I propose the immediate passage by phone of this resolution: “The draft agreement signed by Joffe and other comrades in Riga concerning the Dashnaks is hereby resolutely and immediately rejected.”
I believe Chicherin is absolutely right when he says that such an agreement is not only wrong, but dangerous.
 A reference to the draft agreement with the nationalist Armenian Dashnaktsutyun party of July 14, 1921, which provided for the integration with Soviet Armenia of Turkish territory inhabited by Armenians and the establishment of an “independent” Armenia. On July 26, the Politbureau of the R.C.P.(B.) Central Committee rejected this draft agreement.