Written: Written on January 25, 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 450b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrades Kamenev and Stalin:
I have just learned—to my horror—from Sokolnikov that he rejects (!) the Politbureau’s directive concerning the trio (he + Preobrazhensky + Krasnoshchekov).
This is chaos!
This is a scandal!
This means that the C.C. apparatus is not working! This should be reaffirmed not later than tomorrow.
And—I insist again and again—that no question should
be allowed to go to the Supreme Economic Commission
without the written proposals and counter-proposals of
the People’s Commissars and their deputies or assistants
concerned. Otherwise this is chaos,
9.30 p.m. 25/I.
 On February 2, 1922, the Politbureau of the R.C.P.(B.) C.C. adopted a decision to the effect that questions having a fundamental bearing on R.S.F.S.R. financial policy or going up for decision by the Politbureau were to be examined beforehand by a trio consisting of G. Y. Sokolnikov, A. M. Krasnoshchekov and Y. A. Preobrazhensky.