V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written in February, before the 25th, 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, pages 483c-484a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Kamenev:

Write me briefly about the mandate.[1] We can’t have this pickled. Perhaps, we could decide it this way: leave the old text. Add five lines: trade instead of commodity   exchange. Accept the dates (twice a year or even less often), as the local people have decided.


P.S. Reply about the German doctor.

About Peshekhonov, I propose that the Politbureau adopt the following decision: 1) instruct Popov to give him work involving trade and sanitary statistics, and no other; 2) impose on Popov personally the responsibility to see that Peshekhonov keeps out of politics; 3) inform Popov of §§ 1 and 2 orally, against his signature, without giving him any paper, with the serious warning that if he divulges this, he will be dismissed and prosecuted; 4) set Unschlicht the task of keeping a strict watch on Peshekhonov; 5) issue a reprimand to the Kharkov Gubernia Committee and the Ukrainian C.C. (for making this public) with an entry in the Party card.[2]



[1] What the reference is to has not been established.

[2] A reference to the fact that the Kharkov Gubernia Committee and the Central Committee of the Ukrainian Communist Party (Bolsheviks) had divulged the afore-mentioned decision of the Politbureau of the R.C.P.(B.) C.C. The Politbureau adopted Lenin’s proposal on February 25, 1922. See also Note 54.

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