Written: Written in the second half of September 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 301b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I think we should break this habit of theirs. Perhaps we could do it this way: reply formally and in writing with reference to the “note”. They will then realise that we shall (soon) mock at them in public and gifler for their unsigned notes.
 Slap them down.—Ed.
 Written on G. V. Chicherin’s letter about the Note from Britain’s Foreign Secretary, Curzon, of September 7, 1921, alleging that the Soviet Government had violated the Russo-British Agreement of March 16, 1921. The Note had no heading, address or signature. In a reply Note of September 27, 1921, the Soviet Government rejected the unwarranted accusations.