Written: Written on September 4, 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 285b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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The question of commodity exchange is the most important one. You are to give it top priority.
1) find Prodovolstvennaya Gazeta No. 97 and include in this file;
2) propose that the Central Union o/ Consumers’ Societies should amplify these data of Khinchuk’s and print them;
3) send me what has been printed, stepping up the printing;
4) insert an item in Ekonomicheskaya Zhizn giving all manner of encouragement to the collection and publication of factual data on the commodity exchange (the quantities, or the equivalents of some quantities).
 Written in connection with a note from L. M. Khinchuk, Chairman of the Central Union of Consumers’ Societies, about improving commodity exchange in Orel, Bryansk and Gomel gubernias.
On June 17, 1921, No. 97 of Prodovolstvennaya Gazeta carried an article entitled “Experience in State Commodity Exchange”.