V. I.   Lenin

Amendments and Remarks to the Draft Regulations on the Narrow C.P.C.[1]

Written: Written in February 1922
Published: First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, page 405a.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala and D. Walters
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this is un-Russian 10. All decisive resolutions of the Narrow
This is the wrong word, clerical or pertaining to clerical—would be better Council of People’s Commissars, viz., those deciding a question in substance, other than those mentioned in Article 5, are referred to the C.P.C. All particular decisions of an incidental nature, such as: sundry investigations, collection of necessary material, forwarding papers to the departments concerned all kinds of answers to inquiries from government departments addressed to the Narrow Council, as well as management and business affairs of the C.P.C. are passed finally by the Narrow Council in its own name and are not referred to the Large Council.

+ I advise the addition of: a representative of the Moscow Soviet must always be called in on all questions that concern him.

+ all the People’s Commissariats concerned must always be called in.


[1] The new regulations governing the Narrow Council of People’s Commissars were endorsed by the C.P.C. on October 31, 1922.

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