V. I.   Lenin


To:   G. V. CHICHERIN[1]

Written: Written on July 25, 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 230a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Chicherin:

1) If Lunacharsky + Krasin were in favour, they should have been made to carry the whole thing,

2) Why are you being burdened with these trifles? Where is Gorbunov or his deputy? After all, it is their business!!

3) A decree was adopted (a few days ago): to set up a shop (store) for foreigners. Gorbunov (or his deputy) should handle this and the flats (+ Krasin).

With communist greetings,



[1] Written in connection with G. V. Chicherin’s letter of July 24, 1921, saying that the People’s Commissariat for Foreign Affairs had had to make arrangements for Isadora Duncan, the actress who had arrived in Russia at the invitation of A. V. Lunacharsky and L. B. Krasin. Chicherin argued that the People’s Commissariat for Foreign Affairs did not have the duty to make arrangements for foreigners coming to Russia who were not connected with official missions.

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