V. I.   Lenin

Motion for the C.C., R.C.P.(B.)[1] (July 28, 1921)

Written: Written July 28, 1921
Published: 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 332b-333a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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I move:

1) that the matter be temporarily decided (today, 28/VII.) in favour of the Siberian Bureau;

2) that a resolution of censure be passed on the Siberian Bureau for patent breach of Party duty in not simultaneously forwarding the text of the motions tabled by the two other trends: the Siberian Bureau should have asked the two other trends officially and in good time for the texts of their. proposals for submission to the C.C.;

3) that Omsk be asked to wire a brief formulation of the motions of the two trends by their spokesmen;

4) that the Party conference be postponed till 15/8;

5) that a C.C. member be found to sit in on the conference on 15/8.



[1] This motion was drafted in connection with the theses of the Siberian Bureau of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) and the Siberian Revolutionary Committee “On the Forms of Organisation of Siberian Soviet Institutions and Siberian Party Bodies”. The theses put the ease for the necessity of having in Siberia a regional Soviet centre with corresponding economic and military departmepts, an agency of the Vecheka and a regional Party centre. Both these centres, in the view of the Siberian Bureau and Siberian Revolutionary Committee, were to be built on the principle of appointment.

The covering memorandum stated that the question would be discussed at the forthcoming Fourth Siberian Regional Party Conference at which spokesmen of two trends were expected to state their views: one, which denied the need for Siberian regional centres, and the other, which recognised the need for their creation on the elective principle. The theses of the Siberian Bureau were endorsed as a whole by the Orgbureau of the C.C. on July 29, 1921.

Points 4 and 5 in the manuscript wore crossed out by Lenin.

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