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 490c.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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The whole point is 1) in these “guarantees”. The first thing to do is to work them out and check twice and thrice;
2) in our “apparatus”. Can we manage to keep track? Shall we manage to keep an eye? No, everything imaginable will be taken out of the country.
To N. P. Gorbunov:
Send a copy of my remark to Kamenev
Give me another reminder.
 Written under the text of the “Draft C.P.C. Decision on the Free Entry of Foodstuffs into the Russian Soviet Federation”, proposed by G. Y. Sokolnikov and circulated among the Politbureau of the R.C.P.(B.) C.C. members. The final point of the draft said: “To permit the People’s Commissariat for Finance, on grounds by agreement with the People’s Commissariat for Foreign Trade, to issue permits to state establishments and enterprises and enterprises of the state trustified industry, and to co-operatives and private persons, for the right to remit and export cash, currency and all lands of valuables for the purpose of acquiring abroad foodstuffs, with adequate guarantees granted for their subsequent importation.” Lenin underscored the word “guarantees” with four lines (Central Party Archives of the Institute of Marxism-Leninism of the C.P.S.U. Central Committee). See this volume, Document 662.