Written: Written on February 28, 1922
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 490b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Show this to Sokolnikov and Scheinman and send to the archives. (Rigidity and sham science. Dead stuff.)
 Written in connection with “Summary of Opinions on the Question of the State Bank’s Active Participation in Trade Enterprises” submitted by various executives of the People’s Commissariat for Foreign Trade, the State Planning Commission, members of the editorial board of Ekonomicheskaya Zhizn, etc. Referring to the principles of banking arid all kinds of formal considerations, they objected to the State Bank’s participation in trade.