Written: Written between October 27 and 30, 1922
Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 54. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 585c-586a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Krzhizhanovsky has told me that Pyatakov had made a slip and had allowed an increase in the estimates (People’s Commissariat for Defence) instead of a reduction. We should perhaps put it off for a day or two to try to correct Pyatakov?
 A reference to the fact that G. L. Pyatakov, in his capacity as Deputy Chairman of the State Planning Commission, signed military estimates for 26,000,000 million rubles (in terms of 1922 banknotes) over and above the amount proposed by the People’s Commissariat for Finance. On October 28, 1922, these estimates were approved by the C.P.C. See also this volume, Documents 785 and 786.