V. I.   Lenin


To:   A. I. RYKOV

Written: Written on September 17, 1922
Published: First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 566c-567a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Rykov

Comrade Rykov:

I see from the papers that the situation over Donbas and Baku is desperate. What do you think? Shall we risk taking a few millions from the gold stock? Will not things be made worse if we miss this business and leave it without assistance? Perhaps you will ask Smilga or his   deputy to prepare a short, report (no more than 5-10 lines) to help me get a clear view of the situation?[1]



[1] On September 27, 1922, A. I. Rykov informed Lenin that the C.L.D. had decided to issue 14,000,000 million rubles for the needs of the main fuel areas (Baku, Grozny and Donbas), that from October on fuel prices for planned supply were to be almost doubled, and that other measures would also be taken,

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