V. I.   Lenin

Decision of the Politbureau of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.) on
Keeping a Record of Workers’ Donations in Europe[1]

September 2, 1921

Published: First published in 1964 in the Fifth Russian Edition of the Collected Works, Vol. 44. Printed from the typed copy of the minutes.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 1st English Edition, Progress Publishers, 1965, Moscow, Volume 42, page 340a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
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a) The Russian members of the Executive shall be instructed to obtain a decision of the Comintern for organising accurate current statistics of workers’ donations in Europe for sufferers of the famine in Russia and regularly publishing reports of such donations.

h) The Central Committee draws special attention to the need for stepping up agitation among the workers in Europe for contributing one-day’s pay, as one of the most expedient forms of relief for the famine-stricken.

c) The Russian members of the Comintern shall be asked to submit a report on the progress of this propaganda to the Politbureau within a fortnight.


[1] Lenin’s motion was adopted by the Pohitbureau on September 2, 1921. The-next day, September 3, Lenin wrote to the Secre-tary of the Comintern Executive asking him to arrange for the collection of information about workers’ donations in Europe for the relief of the famine-stricken areas in Russia (see Collected Works, Fifth [Russian] Edition, Vol. 53, Document 270). For Soviet press reports on moneys collected among the international proletariat see Document 345 of the same volume.

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