Vladimir Ilyich Lenin



Written: Written on April 29, 1922
Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 54. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 536b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I propose the dispatch of the following telegram:

To Stomonyakov

Discuss with Krestinsky and Lomonosov measures to influence Krupp. Inform about decision. Act only on unanimous decision of all three.”[2]


[1] There is a typewritten copy of this document with a printed signature of Lenin.—Ed.

[2] The telegram was drafted by Lenin under the text of a letter from B. S. Stomonyakov, R.S.F.S.R. trade representative in Germany, to the Politbureau of the R.C.P.(B.) C.C., of April 22, 1922. Stomonyakov reported that the directors of “Friedrich Krupp in Essen” had refused to approve the agreement on an agricultural concession in Salsk District, Don Region, which their representative had signed in Moscow on March 23, 1922 (see Note 621). In view of the fact that Krupp plants were working on the railway mission’s orders for locomotives for Soviet Russia, Stomonyakov requested that instructions be sent to the head of the mission, Y. Y. Lomonosov, to join the trade mission in finding “ways of influencing Krupp and to start applying them”.

The same day, the Politbureau decided to send Stomonyakov the telegram here published.

After additional Sulks with the company, and specification, of the terms of the agreement, the C.P.C. on January 16, 1923, approved the agreement with Krupp which was presented by the Chief Concessions Committee, and on March 17, the agreement was signed by Krupp. The concession was in force until October 1934.

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