V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on November 17, 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 378c-379a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Martens


Comrade Martens:

Be sure to inform Petrograd and the People’s Commissariat for Foreign Trade. Unless there is a triple check-up, not a damn thing will be ready, and we shall be in a mess.

Raise the question of preparatory measures in the C.L.D. and the Narrow C.P.C.[1]

17/XI. Lenin


[1] Written on a report from L. K. Martens saying that the first shipload of wheat for Russia, under an agreement with the Allied Drug and Chemical Corporation, was to leave New York on November 17, 1921.

The agreement between the People’s Commissariat for Foreign Trade and this corporation on the delivery to Soviet Russia of one million poods of wheat was concluded in Moscow on October 27, and approved by the C.L.D. on November 4, 1921 (see this volume, Documents 439, 441, 451, 473, 474, 482 and also Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Edition, Vol. 53, Documents 428 and 511).

On November 25, 1921, the C.L.D. instructed the People’s Commissariat for Foreign Trade and the People’s Commissariat for Railways to submit a report on the measures necessary for the “acceptance of grain without any delays” (Central Party Archives of the Institute of Marxism-Leninism of the C.P.S.U. Central Committee).

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