V. I.   Lenin



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 text.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 229b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Krasin
Copy to Comrade Chicherin

Klyshko has sent a telegram to your address on the 21st, saying that substantial assistance to Russia can be got through only in the event of a more or less favourable attitude to the Soviet Government on the part of Britain’s government circles.[1] I very much fear that Klyshko is taking the wrong approach and is allowing himself to be involved in inadmissible promises or statements. We don’t care about Britain’s government circles. Klyshko should be taken to task, and made to use his head.



[1] A reference to Russky Golos, a progressive daily published in Russian by the Russo-American publishing company in New York since 1917.

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