Written: Written on September 12, 1922
Published: First published in 1924 in the journal Soyuz Potrebitelei No. 5. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 36, page 583.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Please send me the proofs (first proofs, even if uncorrected) of your new book.
Would it be possible (provided this does not delay
publication: there should be no delay in any circumstances)
to add tables showing the growth of turnover by quarters,
the number of selling-points in the villages
(and by districts),
volume of sales in the villages,,
percentage of expenditure (to turnover),
number of employees,
and so forth.
Generally speaking, I think it essential to have precise data to show how deeply commercial turnover has penetrated the countryside, how widespread it is, and just how the process works.
If for some reason it cannot be printed, please send it to me.
With communist greetings,
 L. M. Khinchuk’s book Central Union of Consumers’ Societies in Conditions of the New Economic Policy, referred to by Lenin, was published by the All-Russia Central Union of Consumers’ Societies in late 1922. The author took account of Lenin’s remarks and inserted some of them in the final text.