L. Trotzky & G. Zinovieff

Letter of the Central Committee
of the Russian Communist Party,
to the Session of the Enlarged Executive
Committee of the Communist International

(April 1922)

Source: International Press Correspondence, Vol. 2 No. 29, 25 April 1922, p. 225.
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The political bureau of the Central Committee of the R.C.P. is in receipt of the copy of the appeal addressed by 22 members of the R.C.P. to the Enlarged Plenum of the Executive Committee of the Executive Committee of the Communist International. The Central Committee is naturally of the opinion that any group of party members has the right to lodge complaints against the C.C. with the highest resort, the Comintern. The Central Committee is prepared to submit to the conference or to a special commission – should the conference consider it necessary to elect one – all necessary explanations regarding the real character of the application of the 22 and the misrepresentations contained in it.

For the present, until the Executive of the International Communist International has come to one decision or another, the C.C. of the R.C.P. confines itself to the submission (see supplement) of the complete text of the one solution of the Tenth Congress of the R.C.P. (March 8th, 1921) on party unity and the Anarcho-Syndicalist tendency. All of the 22 comrades (one of them, G. Miasnikoff, was expelled from the party on account of systematic violation of party discipline) belong precisely to that group of former members unanimously condemned by the Tenth Congress of our party for their Anarcho-Syndicalist tendency.


With Communist greetings!
By order of the C.C of the R.C.P.
Trotzky, Zinovieff

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