V. I.   Lenin


To:   A. A. BELOV

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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Comrade Belov:

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.[1]

With communist greetings,

P.S. Concerning release from the Narrow Council, get Kiselyov’s opinion.


[1] 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.

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