V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on September 1, 1921
Published: First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 276a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Smolyaninov:

There is need: (1) to find out whether the Georgian comrades have abided by the condition (there has been one, hasn’t there? a Party one?) not to sign any concessions without our consent?

(2) To study whether the terms of this contract (in particular, who is the super-arbiter?) are in substance advantageous. To do this, appoint 1 to 3 experts through the C.C., and instruct them to submit an opinion in writing.

Do the one and the other (through the C.C.).




[1] Written in connection with the receipt of the text of a concession agreement concluded by the government of Georgia for the working of the timber resources in two areas of the Republic. On September 30, the C.L.D. decided to accept the agreement. The People’s Commissariat for Foreign Trade was instructed to collect information on the credit-worthiness of the concessionaires.

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