Dictated: Dictated by phone on September 3, 1921
Published: First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV. Printed from a text in Maria Glyasser’s hand.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 284a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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It is highly important for us to have exact and regular information about the collection of donations by foreign workers in aid of the starving in Russia. The Politbureau yesterday adopted a decision which has been sent to you. I believe that responsible persons should be appointed for each country, or group of countries, to follow the labour press of various parties, taking down the exact figures, and naturally, confining themselves only to: 1) the results of the collection of donations; 2) exact indication of currency in which the donations have been made; 3) indication of date on which the donations have been collected; and 4) name of newspapers from which information has been taken, and the party or organisation making the collection.
There is need to bring out under a separate head any resolutions by parties and trade unions about one-day wage contributions.
I should very much like to have a reply about what exactly has been done by the Executive Committee and when we could hope to have the first summarised results.
 See present edition, Vol. 42, p. 240.—Ed.