Dictated: Dictated by phone
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from a text in Lydia Fotieva’s hand.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 460b-461a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Please have a look at this short report from Sokolnikov, which he has given me in reply to my inquiry of yesterday. First, the report is incomplete, arid I have demanded additional information, second, if it is correct, the implication is that Novitsky has been giving us downright incorrect figures. We must find out the whole truth on this matter, and, if it turns out that Novitsky gave us incorrect figures, the question must be raised in the Politbureau of prosecuting him.
 See Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Edition, Vol. 54, Document 253.—Ed.