Written: Written on January 28, 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 455b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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This should be backed up. Have a talk with Scheinman. If he does not agree, tell Tsyurupa and me.
Collect references about Belov (Kiselyov’s; did Nesterov collect them?) and keep them on file, after showing Tsyurupa.
Either you or Smolyaninov should give Belov regular help.
 This was written in connection with a report by GUM, the State Department Store, on its operations for two months, and a memo from its director, A. A. Belov, about its immediate plans and the need to increase its capital.
The Collegium of the People’s Commissariat for Finance, having discussed the petition, decided to increase its capital by three million real values, and to take steps to promote its commercial activity. See also this volume, Documents 525 and 625.