V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on May 9, 1922
Published: First published in 1964 in Collected Works, Filth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 45. Printed from a typewritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 541c-542a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Considering the importance of the Russo-German treaty, its acceptance by Germany, its influence on Italy, and the dogfight between the powers over oil concessions, we arrive at the conclusion that it would be most correct for us now to build up all our foreign policy on everything resting, over a certain period of at least a few months, only on the Russo-German treaty, declaring it to be the only specimen from which we shall depart only for the sake of   exceptionally great advantages. Try to prepare this through the form of break. Together with the ratification of the Russo-German treaty we want to include such a statement in the declaration of the All-Russia C.E.C. Urgently telegraph your opinion.


[1] The telegram of May 9, 1922, proposed by Lenin, was adopted by the Politbureau of the R.C.P.(B.) C.C. and sent to G. V. Chicherin.

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