Dictated: Dictated by phone
Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 54. Printed from a typewritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 492b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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February 28, 1922
Please inquire from the Politbureau members by phone about the following: to speed up the question on the C.C. directive [to the delegation] to the Genoa Conference, I propose that the initial draft of this directive, as apparently not meeting with great objections from the Politbureau members, should be sent this very day to Chicherin, telling him not to make a copy and to keep the document in total secrecy, while taking steps to have all the members of the delegation informed of this draft today, either at a general meeting or in some other way. Then, the discussion of the question may very well win a great deal in terms of time and definition. Let us have written amendments submitted to this draft.
 Missing word inserted according to meaning.—Ed.
 A reference to the “Draft Decision for the R.C.P.(B.) C.C. on the Tasks of the Soviet Delegation at Genoa”, which was approved by the Politbureau of the R.C.P.(B.) C.C. on February 28, 1922 (see present edition, Vol. 42, pp. 401–04). Lenin’s proposal was adopted by the Politbureau also on February 28.