V. I.   Lenin



Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 93a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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In sending over the minutes (No. 55) of the sitting of the bureau of the All-Russia Central T.U.C. group of 3.III.1921, I propose that:

1)) pointgshould be withdrawn (in view of the Party Congress which is to meet within a few days, and the need to discuss this and similar other matters there),

2)) on point “l” 

be it resolved:

To be referred to the Party Congress.”[1]

I think it necessary to decide this over the telephone, for it is indisputable that decisions cannot be taken before the Party Congress or without it. We obviously cannot allow panic to be spread for no good reason.



[1] In Minutes No. 55 taken at the sitting of the bureau of the All-Russia Central T.U.C. Party group on March 3, 1921, Lenin marked off in the margin and underlined the text of points “g” and “1”. Point “g” said: “The agenda of the All-Russia Central T.U.C. Party group set for March 4, shall include a report by the People’s Commissar for Food on the Republic’s food supply situation, and the Collegium of the People’s Commissariat for Food shall be asked to appoint its rapporteur on this question.” Point “1” spoke of the need to bring to the notice of the R.C.P.(B.) Central Committee the decisions taken by the group’s bureau (Central   Party Archives of the Institute of Marxism-Leninism of the C.P.S.U. Central Committee).

On March 3, 1921, the Politbureau of the R.C.P.(B.) Central Committee adopted Lenin’s proposal.

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