V. I.   Lenin



To the Narrow Council

Written: Written on March 12, 1921
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 96c-97a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Goikhbarg:

Read this letter from the representative of Soviet Georgia, especially what is underscored (p. 3).

It is necessary immediately

1) to put through an injunction on sending (without the permission of the Narrow Council), and to give permission with the utmost circumspection,[1]

2) to make regular check-ups on execution.

12/III. Lenin


[1] Written on a letter from F. I. Makharadze reporting the military and political situation in Georgia. On the letter Lenin wrote: “Return to me.” On page 3 of the letter, Lenin under underscored the passage where Makharadze speaks out against the dispatch to Georgia of a great number of authorised agents agents from the centre.

On March 14, 1921, the Narrow C.P.C. passed a decision prohibiting all the People’s Commissariats from sending their agents to Georgia without Special C.P.C. permission in each case.

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