V. I.   Lenin

Draft Decision for the Politbureau of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.) on
The Question of the Far-Eastern Republic

Written: Written October 7 or 8, 1921
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 1st English Edition, Progress Publishers, 1965, Moscow, Volume 42, page 345b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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I move that we agree with Chicherin and authorise him to draw up precise and brief directives concerning the Far Eastern Republic in the form of a draft resolution.[1]



[1] In a letter to the Politbureau dated October 7, 1921, G. V. Chicherin, Peolpe’s Commissar for Foreign Affairs, wrote that the Government of the Far Eastern Republic wished to be briefed by the Politbureau on the following points: 1) Is recognition of the F.-E.R. by Japan and America desirable in the absence of simultaneous recognition by them of the R.S.F.S.R.; 2) Should the offer by foreigners to grant state loans to the F.-E.R. be accepted; 3) Is the F.-E.R. independent of the R.S.F.S.R. in fact as well as in form. In the opinion of the Commissariat for Foreign Affairs these questions were to be answered in the following manner: 1) Recognition of the F.-E.R. is desirable, but without the structure of the F.-E.R. being specified in the agreement; 2) Foreign loans are useful provided the sovereign rights of the F.-E.R. are preserved; 3) The F.-E.R. is to be considered independent of the R.S.F.S.R. only inform.

Lenin’s motion was adopted by the Politbureau on October 8, 1921.

The draft directives to the F.-E.R. proposed by Chicherin were endorsed by the Politbureau on October 10, 1921.

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