V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on March 28–29, 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 108b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Trotsky:

Have a look at this (it’s interesting) and return to me.[1] I am going to speak with Kharkov this very day.

Don’t you find the attitudes over the concessions amusing? There’s the Baku and Donbas “patriotism”.

It is nonetheless highly desirable to let the concessionaires have a quarter of Donbas (+Krivoi Rog).

What do you think?



[1] A reference to G. L. Pyatakov’s letter of March 22, 1921, requesting Lenin’s assistance in sending S. I. Syrtsov for Party work in Donbas, which, he said, was being opposed by the Ukrainian Communist Party C.C., because during the trade union discussion Syrtsov had sided with the Trotskyites. On March 30, Lenin sent a telephone message to G. I. Petrovsky and M. V. Frunze, in Kharkov, asking them to look into the matter and reply (see this volume, Document 109).

Pyatakov also objected to any concessions in Donbas.

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