Written: Written on February 14, 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 468b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I propose that we resolve:
1) Not a word about the amount or categories of our counter-claims.
Write about the counter-claims in general;
2) in general write about the conference and about our pacifist programme as well.
(Write == print.)
 This proposal was written at the bottom of G. V. Chicherin’s letter of February 11, 1922, to the Politbureau of the R.C.P.(B.) C.C. Chicherin objected to L. D. Trotsky’s instructions that, in connection with preparations for the international economic and financial conference (Genoa Conference), experts of the military department should discuss in the press concrete material and the amount of counter-claims on the capitalist countries for compensation of the losses inflicted on Soviet Russia by the foreign armed intervention and blockade.
On February 15, 1922, the Politbureau adopted Lenin’s proposal.