V. I.   Lenin

Proposal for the Plenum
Regarding the Politbureau Standing Order

Dictated: Dictated over the telephone December 8, 1922
Published: First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Printed from the secretary’s notes (typewritten copy).
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, pages 429c-430a.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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1. The Politbureau meets on Thursdays from 11 to 2 (not later).

2. If any questions remain outstanding, they are to be dealt with either on Friday or on Monday during the same hours.

3. The agenda of the Politbureau should be forwarded to members not later than 12 o’clock on Wednesday. Material (in written form) pertaining to the agenda should be sent in within the same period.

4. Additional questions may be introduced on the day of the meeting only on the following conditions:

a) in cases of absolute urgency (especially diplomatic questions),

b) only in writing,

c) only in cases where no objection is raised by any single member of the Politbureau.

The latter condition regarding non-objection to new questions being introduced in the agenda may be waived only in the case of diplomatic questions which brook no delay.



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