V. I.   Lenin

Motion for the Politbureau of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.)

Dictated: Dictated over the telephone January 27, 1922
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the secretary’s notes.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, page 390a.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala and D. Walters
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To Comrade Molotov for All Members of the Politbureau

I think that “Bespartiiny” in today’s Pravda is proposing a perfectly correct and timely plan.[1]

I move that a commission be set up to elaborate it immediately and put it into effect as quickly as possible, this commission to consist of Molotov (replaceable by some body appointed by the Secretariat of the Central Committee or the Orgbureau), Yakovenko, Teodorovich and the “Bespartiiny” in question.



[1] This refers to an article entitled “The Ninth Congress of Soviets and the Peasantry” published in Pravda on January 27, 1922, over the signature Bespartiiny (Non-Party-Man). The writer propounded a plan for popularising among the peasantry the decisions of the Ninth All-Russia Congress of Soviets on peasant questions. Lenin’s motion was adopted by the Politbureau on January 28, 1922.

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