V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on June 18, 1921
Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 54. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 188c.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I am entirely in favour. This should be done in formal terms: the Politbureau decision should be entered in the minutes.[1]

18/VI. Lenin


[1] Written on G. V. Chicherin’s letter to the R.C.P.(B.) Central Committee of June 15, 1921. Referring to the Emmott commission’s report to Parliament over the state of affairs in Soviet Russia, Chicherin suggested that a similar “inquiry” should be made into “Britain’s domestic conditions”. He proposed that “Comrade Radek should be = officially = authorised to start implementing this plan” (underscored by Lenin).

On June 19, the Politbureau of the R.C.P.(B.) Central Committee resolved: “To adopt the draft and to authorise Comrade Radek to start implementing the proposed plan, with the right to enlist other comrades in the work at his discretion” (Central Party Archives of the Institute of Marxism-Leninism of the C.P.S.U. Central Committee).

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