V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on June 10, 1921
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 184a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Y. M. Yurovsky
(address: All-Russia Cheka or the People’s Commissariat for Finance)

Comrade Yurovsky:

Because of a secretarial error, I received your letter of 2/VI only today, 10/VI.[1]

You must act through all the bodies (the C.C. especially), introducing precise proposals on the best way to run the business.

You are a participant, and the responsibility is yours.

If things are badly run, set them right by introducing formal proposals.

That you have already told me is not at all enough.[2]

With communist greetings,


[1] In a letter of June 2, 1921, Y. M. Yurovsky, assigned to work at the State Depository of Valuables (Gokhran), asked Lenin whether he should work through the C.P.C., the C.L.D., the All-Russia C.E.C., and the R.C.P.(B.) C.C. and also through the press, to secure implementation of his proposals to reorganise Gokhran, or wait for the results of an inquiry into the theft of state valuables. See this volume, Documents 173, 180, 216 and 221.

[2] A reference to Lenin’s talk with Y. M. Yurovsky on May 16, 1921. See also Note 155.

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