First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 310b-311a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Do not, by any means conclude any treaty with either the Germans or anybody else on foreign trade without the consent of the Regional Foreign Trade Administration or the sanction of the R.C.P. Central Committee. Cable receipt and execution, and follow up with all details by loiter.
 Then follows J. V. Stalin’s name written in Lenin’s hand.—Ed.