Written: Written on October 18, 1921
Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 53. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 344b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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For my part, I propose that we agree with Chicherin.
I propose that the enclosed should be circulated to all members of the Politbureau, that is, each should read, make his remarks, and send it on to the next person (or to you).
If no one insists on a discussion in the Politbureau, then the decision of the majority should be entered in the minutes right away.
With, communist greetings,
 Written on G. V. Chicherin’s letter to the Politbureau of the R.C.P.(B.) Central Committee in connection with the request from the Soviet, Ambassador to Turkey, S. P. Natsarenus, for instructions concerning the line of behaviour over the French proposals to President Kemal of the Turkish Republic to conclude an agreement containing articles aimed against the Soviet country. Natsarenus communicated his talks with Kemal, who had reportedly rejected all articles aimed against Soviet Russia. Natsarenus wrote that he had intimated to Kemal that Turkey’s conclusion of an agreement containing such articles would force the Soviet Government, to take steps to have Britain withhold recognition of the agreement and, in addition, to reinforce the troops on the Soviet-Turkish border. Chicherin proposed that the Politbureau should adopt a decision confirming the correctness of thy action taken by Natsarenus and recognising it as adequate.