V. I.   Lenin



Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 459b-460a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Bukharin

1. I am surprised and indignant at not having heard a single word from you in reply to my telephone message on a joint conference with the II and II 1/2 Internationals.[1] Such things should be answered at least in a couple of words without delay.

2. Could you arrange for me to have someone who is a regular reader of European newspapers and those of the II and II 1/2 Internationals to draw up for me a very short list   (not more than two pages for newspapers in each language) of arguments used by them over our New Economic Policy. It would be enough for me to have such a list separately from the German, French and English papers, but only, I repeat, in the shortest telegraphic style, not more than two pages for each of these languages.

Please reply.[2]


Dictated by phone on February 2, 1922
First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI
Printed from a typewritten copy


Comrade Bukharin

Since there is now an answer in your letter, it is superfluous to argue that one had been necessary.


Dictated by phone on February 3, 1922
First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 54
Printed from a typewritten copy




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