V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on June 25, 1921
Published: First published in 1932 in Lenin Miscellany XX. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 193b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Frumkin:

I have read your proposals. I agree. We shall table them in the Politbureau today.[1] I have one other request. Elaborate the addendum: “authorise a small commission, Lezhava, Khinchuk, Frumkin+??, immediately to work out a plan to cover this amount (100) with a special export fund, raw materials, timber, etc., and to do this covering most rigorously, with weekly reports. Designation: special cover of urgent expenditure.”

With communist greetings,


[1] A reference to a draft decision of the commission, consisting of A. M. Lezhava, L. M. Khinchuk, P. L. Voikov and M. I. Frumkin, which it took on June 24, 1921, on the need to buy grain in foreign markets and to make available a 100-million ruble credit for this purpose.

On this draft Lenin made the following remarks: “secret”, “to the archives”, and added in the margin: “Two additions: = 1) Weekly reports on the execution and course of this operation from Lezhava + Frumkin + Khinchuk. = 2) Sent to Frumkin” (Central   Party Archives of the Institute of Marxism-Leninism of the C.P.S.U. Central Committee).

The Politbureau of the R.C.P.(B.) Central Committee took account of these additions in its decision. “On Grain Purchases”, adopted on June 25. In a telegram to Krasin in London, Lezhava stressed that Lenin “specially requests more speed with the purchase and delivery of the big consignment of grain” (Central Party Archives of the Institute of Marxism-Leninism of the C.P.S.U. Central Committee).

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