Draft Decision for the Politbureau of the CC, RCP(b), October 20, 1921

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Author(s) Lenin
Written 20 October 1921


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First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 1st English Edition, Progress Publishers, 1965, Moscow, Volume 42, pages 355b-356a.

This draft was written by Lenin for the meeting of the Politbureau of October 20, 1921, which had before it the request of the People’s Commissariat for Finance that representatives of the Corn-missariat be included intheCLD and the regional and gubernia economic conferences with a right to vote. The Politbureau rejected this request and adopted Lenin’s motion. The last sen-tence in the manuscript is crossed out and was not included in the decision.

A Finance Commission of the Central Committee, RCP(b) and the Council of People’s Commissars was set up on Lenin’s proposal soon after the Tenth Congress of the Party for dealing with questions of financial policy in the light of the New Economic Policy.

Re § 4:

The People’s Commissariat for Finance and the Finance Commission, as well as all comrades handling questions of home trade, shall be directed to select within the shortest possible time a group of people with long practical experience in capitalist trade for the purpose of consultation on currency questions. These comrades shall be asked, within two days, to report in writing whether they can fulfil this assignment and in what period of time.