Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


To:   A. I. RYKOV

Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from a typewritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 520c-521a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Rykov:

Please see to the business indicated by Comrade Martens.[1] If it is confirmed that the People’s Commissariat for Foreign Affairs had impeded things, they should be given exemplary punishment. Of course, we should be very cautious about the immigration of workers to Russia, for, on the other hand, we have very inadequate experience. When all the formalities in the restrictive sense have been   observed, it is downright criminal to allow any delays, for if the economic work is to be started, the immigrants must arrive just now, before the spring operations begin.



[1] An apparent reference to the permission for entry into the R.S.F.S.R. issued to the American tractor team organised by the Society of Friends of Soviet Russia (in the United States).

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