Written: Written on May 10, 1921
Published: First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Printed from a typewritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 141c-142a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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The warrant for two million poods of grain issued to you must be started on at once. Buy the nearest even if small consignments wherever you can, without stinting the price. You are free to buy any other food products and, tinned stuffs under this warrant. Can anything be received from Canada right away? You may pay a moderate bonus for speedy delivery at Baltic ports. May 10.
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars
 The telegram was also signed by L. B. Krasin, People’s Commissar for Foreign Trade.—Ed.
 A reply telegram from N. K. Klyshko, deputy of the R.S.F.S.R.’s official representative in Great Britain, of May 12, 1921, said that the urgent warrant, mentioned in the present document, was being started on at once.