V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on June 5, 1921
Published: Published in full in 1932 in Lenin Miscellany XX. First published, but not in full, in Pravda No. 21, January 21, 1931. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1976], Moscow, Volume 35, pages 506-507.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Krzhizhanovsky,

I don’t know whether everything has been done to acquaint members of the Third Congress of the Communist International with the electrification plan.

If not, it must be done without fail in one-two weeks.

There should be set out (in the lobbies of the Congress) 

(1) a map of electrification, will) a brief text in three languages 

(2) similarly, regional maps 

(3) the electrification balance-sheet 
(370 million working days,
copper, etc.

(4) a map of the most important local, small, new stations.

There must be a brief (16–24 pp.) pamphlet in three languages, a summary of the Electrification Plan.

I shall not be able to attend the Council of People’s Commissars on Tuesday, June 7.

If the question of the Committee for Utilisation arises, be prepared yourself for a serious battle and make precise proposals, so that, if the circumstances require, you can complain to the Central Committee and the All-Russia Central Executive Committee.[1]


In confidence:

A new plot has been discovered in Petrograd. Intellectuals were participating. Some are professors not very remote from Osadchy. This has led to a lot of his friends having their houses searched, and quite right too.



[1] When the Regulations on the Council of Labour and Defence’s Commission for Utilising the Material Resources of the R.S.F.S.R. were being drawn up, differences of opinion concerning the functions of the commission arose between A. B. Khalatov (People’s Commissar for Food), G. M. Krzhizhanovsky (State Planning Commission), P. A. Bogdanov (Supreme Economic Council) and L. N. Kritsman (Commission for Utilising Material Resources).

On June 14, 1921, the Council of People’s Commissars endorsed the amended draft, Regulations drawn up by the State Planning Commission. On June 29, the Regulations, which on the instructions of the Council of People’s Commissars had been edited by a commission composed of Bogdanov, Krzhizhanovsky, Kritsman and Khalatov, were signed by Lenin.

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