First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV.
Printed from a typewritten copy signed by Lenin.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 506a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Copy to Comrade Smolyaninov
The S.P.C. Concessions Committee is to have the duty of collecting and keeping on file detailed material on all concession negotiations and concession matters of the R.S.F.S.R. with foreign capitalists, which are being carried on both in Russia and abroad. The material should also be collected for the past period.
The Concessions Committee must keep a precise register of this material under the following heads:
a) agreements concluded;
b) serious negotiations on which agreements may be concluded in the immediate future;
c) broken-off negotiations (give reason);
d) all other negotiations.
The list should give a short summary of the content of the matter (roughly: state of negotiations, object of concession, name of those seeking concession, rough or precise amount of capital, and number of the case on file).
A copy of this list is to be sent to the C.L.D. Managing Department, with monthly additions of new information.
The Concessions Committee should appoint a person responsible for the collection of material and compilation of the list (business manager, secretary), whose name should be urgently communicated to the C.L.D. Managing Department.
V. Ulyanov (Lenin)
Chairman, Council of Labour and Defence
 A similar letter, signed by Lenin, was also sent to G. Y. Sokolnikov, chairman of the commission for the affairs of mixed (credit and joint-stock) companies (see Lenin Miscellany XXXVI, pp. 449–50).