Written: Written on November 4, 1922
Published: First published in part in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Published in full in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 54. Printed from a typewritten text signed by Lenin.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 589b-590a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Upon examining the estimates of the People’s Commissariat for Agriculture, the inter-departmental conference has refused to include the Gossemkultura estimates in the P.C.A. budget, proposing that it request a loan from the State Bank, which, instead of the 3.5 trillion rubles required for the first quarter, is prepared to give only one trillion.
Attaching great state importance to the work of the Shatilov Trust, and being sure that improvement in plant varieties on the American model is a most important basis for increasing the productivity of our agriculture, I request a review of the decision taken by the inter-departmental conference, so as to satisfy the needs of Gossemkultura as far as possible.
I enclose as material a copy of Comrade Teodorovich’s statement and a copy of Comrade Osinsky’s letter, with which I am in full agreement.
V. Ulyanov (Lenin)
 See Note 726.
On November 18, 1922, the C.P.C. Financial Committee, having examined on Lenin’s proposal the estimates of Gossemkultura, set it at 2,500,000 million for the quarter from October to December 1922.