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, pages 448c-449a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrades Lezhava, Bogdanov
and Molotov (for Politbureau members)
January 23, 1922
I believe that it is absolutely necessary for us to accept Krupp’s proposal just now, before the Genoa Conference. It would be immensely important for us to conclude at least one, and what would, be even Letter, several concession contracts, with German firms above all. That is why there must be the most relentless struggle against the prejudice among the top section of the S.E.C. against concessions, whether involving oil, agriculture or anything else.
 A reference to the proposal made by “Friedrich Krupp in Essen” on a 50,000–dessiatine concession. See also this volume, Documents 675 and 710.