Written: Written on September 7, 1921
Published: First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV. Printed from a typewritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 290b-291a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I asked you for data only from August. Henceforth:
1) keep a special record of expenditures and issues from the gold stock in a strictly chronological order (of course, apart from the grouping by People’s Commissariats or under specified heads, where such are required);
2) be sure to set apart the expenditure out of the gross amount appropriated by a general decision (say, the appropriations of 100 million for foodstuffs) from the additional spending not provided for by any general decisions.
Unless you observe these rules you will not have a report but chaos in which you yourself will be snarled up. Before issuing any further instructions, I shall await your reply which you are to give me tomorrow.
 See Document 368 of this volume.—Ed.