Written: Written on October 14, 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 337b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Reinstein informed me yesterday that the American millionaire Hammer, who is Russian-born (is in prison on a charge of illegally procuring an abortion; actually, it is said, in revenge for his communism), is prepared to give the Urals workers 1,000,000 poods of grain on very, easy terms (5 percent) and to take Urals valuables on commission for sale in America.
This Hammer’s son (and partner), a doctor, is in Russia, and has brought Semashko $60,000 worth of surgical instruments as a gift. The son has visited the Urals with Martens and has decided to help rehabilitate the Urals industry.
An official report will soon be made by Martens.