Written: Written on November 30, 1921
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 391b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I agree with you on the idea.
Give this thing a push in practice, i.e., draft a decision (perhaps it is better this way: first, select the personnel, and then write a draft decision).
I think there is no need to leave the Party. I object.
You should remain in the Department Store and get things running on model lines.
With communist greetings,
P.S. Concerning release from the Narrow Council, get Kiselyov’s opinion.
 Apparently written in connection with the question of giving the State Department Store (GUM) permission to work together with foreign capitalists in export-import trade, and to set up a joint-stock company for that purpose.
GUM was set up by a Narrow C.P.C. decision of October 3, 1921, on organising an inter-ministerial department store.