Letter to I. S. Lobachev and Alexei Rykov, July 20, 1921

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Author(s) Lenin
Written 20 July 1921

First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 53. Printed from a typewritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 219a.

Comrade Lobachev

Comrade Rykov, Commission of Workers’ Supply

Chicherin complains that the foreigners are being deprived of state supplies. He insists that this is absolutely impossible. I find his arguments serious. Please discuss whether it would not be desirable to buy certain quantities of foodstuffs abroad for the arriving foreigners, and to charge them at a rate that would quite cover our expenditures.

Chicherin has an even stronger complaint over the 100 rations taken away from the personnel of the People’s Commissariat for Foreign Affairs. I think that these rations should in fact be loft, with the P.C.F.A.

Please let rue know what you decide.