V. I.   Lenin

Draft Decision for the Politbureau of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.) on
Spendings from the Gold Fund[1]

Written: Written September 7, 1921
Published: First published in 1964 in the Fifth Russian Edition of the Collected Works, Vol. 44. Printed from the typed copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 1st English Edition, Progress Publishers, 1965, Moscow, Volume 42, page 342a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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I move that the Politbureau resolve:

To ask the Presidium of the All-Russia Central Executive Committee:

1) To revoke the decision of the C.P.C. assigning 5¼ millions for orders to the firm of Armstrong.

2) To suspend the 10.9 million order for tank-cars, and instruct Kursky within a week to check this expenditure for conformity with all previous decisions of the Politbureau pertaining to the gold fund.

3) To instruct Kursky to carry out a similar check in regard to all allocations from the gold fund as from August 1921.

4) To instruct Alsky to devise a proper form of special accountancy covering spendings from the gold fund and special verification of each item of expenditure from the point of view of the decisions of the Politbureau (in co-operation with Molotov).

5) To instruct Kursky to personally ascertain from the documents whether allocations for Armstrong orders have been started, and if they have, what the legal position will be in connection with the annulment of the C.P.C.’s decision and the suspension of their fulfilment.



[1] The motion concerning spendings from the gold fund was adopted by the Politbureau on September 14, 1921

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