V. I.   Lenin


To:   G. V. CHICHERIN[1]

Written: Written in October, not before the 14th, 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 338a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Chicherin:

I doubt whether any other People’s Commissariat would stand for that sort of thing. I think the business manager P. P. Gorbunov is to blame. He should have worked out and got through the Politbureau a precise statute of the Moscow Committee’s powers, and to cover the fact that without your consent the Moscow Committee is not empowered to remove anyone (“remove” in the broad sense of the word).

With communist greetings,


[1] Written on G. V. Chicherin’s letter to the R.C.P.(B.) Central Committee, saying that the Moscow Party’s Committee had, without the knowledge of the People’s Commissariat for Foreign Affairs, sent the Head of the Baltic and Scandinavian Department on an assignment abroad.

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