Written: Written before May 3, 1922
Published: First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 540b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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At present, before the question has been prepared, this will be purely bureaucratic and harmfully bureaucratic.
Preparations should be started at once in every way in a number of commissions.
 Written in connection with the project to set up a People’s Commissariat for Internal Trade.
Having discussed this question on May 3, 1922, the C.L.D. found it necessary to appoint a special commission for internal trade. On May 5, the C.L.D. resolved: “For the purpose of regulating questions of internal trade, to set up under the C.L.D. a three-man commission to be appointed by the C.L.D.” This was approved by the C.P.C. on May 9, 1922 (Sobraniye uzakonenii i rasporyazhenii rabochego i krestyanskogo pravitelstva, 1922, No. 34, p. 400).
On May 19, 1924, a decision of the Presidium of the C.E.C. of the U.S.S.R. transformed the commission into the People’s Commissariat for Internal Trade,