Letter to Nikolai Bryukhanov, Lev Kritsman, Mikhail Tomsky and Andrey Potyaev, April 26, 1921

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Author(s) Lenin
Written 26 April 1921

First published in 1932 in Lenin Miscellany XX. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 135b.


Comrades Bryukhanov


Tomsky or his deputy (Andreyev?)


In view of the urgent question of promoting the fisheries campaign, I request you to call today, if possible at once, a conference to discuss the proposals of Comrade Potyaev (Glavryba[1] ) and with his participation. The composition of the conference: People’s Commissariat for Food, Commission for Utilisation, All-Russia Central T.U.C. and Comrade Potyaev. Report in CPC today.[2]

V. Ulyanov (Lenin)

Chairman, CPC

  1. Central Administration of the Fishing Industry.—Ed,—Lenin
  2. At the CPC sitting on April 26, 1921, the report on promoting the fisheries campaign was given by Deputy People’s Commissar for Food, N. P. Bryukhanov. The CPC decisions ensured the swift movement of goods for the Central Administration of the Fishing Industry (Glavryba) and authorised it (with the knowledge of the People’s Commissariat for Food) to refer its problems directly to the CPC and the CLD A commission, consisting of representatives of the People’s Commissariat for Food, the All-Russia Central T.U.C., the Central Union of Consumers’ Societies, the People’s Commissariat for Foreign Trade and Glavryba, was set up to examine the question of developing the fishing industry and drawing up a plan for a fish procurement campaign.