Written: Written on August 27, 1920
Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 51. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 424c.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I agree, with the obligatory addition to this conclusion (“reprimand”): do not dare to introduce departmental polemics, do not dare to browbeat the Supreme Economic Council, the Commissariat for Food and other People’s Commissariats.
 Written in reply to a letter to Lenin dated August 27, 1920, from N. N. Krestinsky, Secretary of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.), concerning an article by A. Kolegayev, “The Scalp Hunters”, published in the newspaper Gudok No. 77. The author of the article attacked the Food Commissariat for requisitioning the grain brought to Moscow by one of the departments of the People’s Commissariat for Railways. Krestinsky proposed that the author of the article and the editors of Gudok should be censured for such impermissible publications. On September 1, 1920, the Politbureau of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.) reprimanded Kolegayev and the editors of Gudok and warned the editors “on no account to allow publication of articles of a departmental-polemical nature aimed against the Supreme Economic Council, the People’s Commissariat for Food or other Commissariats” = (Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 51, p. 450).