V. I.   Lenin

Draft Decision for the Politbureau of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.) on
Assigning A. G. Shlyapnikov to Food Supply Work[1]

Written: Written October 14, 1921
Published: First published in 1964 in the Fifth Russian Edition of the Collected Works, Vol. 44. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 1st English Edition, Progress Publishers, 1965, Moscow, Volume 42, pages 350b-351a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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Confirm the decision of the Orgbureau; point out once more the absolutely wrong behaviour of Comrade Shlyapnikov, who declared in the Orgbureau that he would not   comply; inquire of the Central Verification Commission and the Central Control Commission for how long they consider it possible to release Comrade Shlyapnikov for food supply work without detriment to the work of the Central Verification Commission.


[1] Lenin’s draft was adopted at the meeting of the Politbureau on October 14, 1921. After hearing the opinion of the Central Control Commission and the Central Verification Commission on the question of assigning Shlyapnikov to feed supply work, the Politbureau ruled on October 27: “The period of Comrade Shlyapnikov’s work on food supply should be fixed at two months, counting from the date of his departure” (Central Party Archives, Institute of Marxism-Leninism of the C.C. of the C.P.S.U.).

The Central Verification Commission, consisting of five members, was set up for the period of the Party purge to direct the work of the local verification commissions (see Pravda No. 146, June 30, 1921).

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