First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 578b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I support Comrade Shotman’s application for the construction of a paper mill in Karelia and the working of mica. If there are no special obstacles, please speed up the matter.
V. Ulyanov (Lenin)
 Written after a talk with A. V. Shotman, representative of the Karelian Labour Commune, about economic development in Karelia.
The application from the Karelian Labour Commune for a loan to build a pulp mill and work mica deposits was examined by the Narrow C.P.C. on November 15, 1922. It decided the longterm loan was necessary and instructed the People’s Commissariat for Finance and the State Planning Commission, with A. V. Shotman’s participation, to determine the exact amount and the terms of repayment.
Through Shotman Lenin conveyed his comradely gratitude to the Congress of Soviets of the Karelian Commune and the Party conference for their message of greetings, and sent his best wishes to the Karelian working people.