V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on November 30, 1921
Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXIII. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 391c-392a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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G. M.:

I have had a call from Kritsman.

I enclose his notes and mine on his plan.

Please read them and return with a couple of words of comment.

I am worried (especially) about two aspects of the matter: 

(1) Is it possible to transfer the Commission for Utilisation to the State Planning Commission otherwise than as a w ho /e?

if not, is it possible to reduce its staffs in transferring it as a whole?

(2) shall we not in fact leave the People’s Commissariats without control if the Commission for Utilisation is transferred to the State Planning Commission?

(what are the measures against this? what are the guarantees against this? This backing by the departments of the plan to transfer the Commission for Utilisation to the State Planning Commission, is it perhaps self-seeking in the worst sense?)

30/XI. Lenin

One other thing: is it possible not to combine (in one way or another) the distribution of foodstuffs with the distribution of bank-notes?[1]


[1] A reference to the plan to transform the Commission for the Utilisation of Material Resources under the C.L.D., drawn up by its chairman, L. N. Kritsman. For Lenin’s remarks on this plan see Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Edition, Vol. 44, p. 482.

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