Letter to Andrei Lezhava, Pyotr Bogdanov and Vyacheslav Molotov for Members of the Politbureau of the RCP(b) CC, January 23, 1922

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Author(s) Lenin
Written 23 January 1922

Dictated by phone
Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 54. Printed from a typewritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 448c-449a.

Comrades Lezhava, Bogdanov

and Molotov (for Politbureau members)

January 23, 1922

I believe that it is absolutely necessary for us to accept Krupp’s proposal just now, before the Genoa Conference.[1] It would be immensely important for us to conclude at least one, and what would, be even Letter, several concession contracts, with German firms above all. That is why there must be the most relentless struggle against the prejudice among the top section of the SEC against concessions, whether involving oil, agriculture or anything else.


  1. A reference to the proposal made by “Friedrich Krupp in Essen” on a 50,000–dessiatine concession. See also this volume, Documents 675 and 710.