V. I.   Lenin


To:   A. O. ALSKY

Written: Written on October 21, 1921
Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXIII. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 350a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Alsky:

Please have information sent me on the reserve, emergency fund of bank-notes:

(1) monthly, so long as the fund is not < 1,000,000 million, 

(2) twice a month, if it is not < 500,000 million, 

(3) weekly, if it is not < 250,000 million, 

(4) daily, if less.

Also let me know the procedure governing the expenditure of the emergency fund (who has the right to make disbursements? what are the formalities involved? etc.).

Think this over and let me know with the utmost secrecy, in a sewn-up and sealed envelope, addressed for personal delivery, into Lenin’s own hands, from Alsky.[1]



[1] Documents at the Central Party Archives show that beginning from November 1, 1921, Lenin received reports on the reserve emergency fund twice a month (see also this volume, Documents 459 and 460).

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