Written: Written on March 11, 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 356a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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To the Politbureau (or Orgbureau): this incident should be seized at to make a thoroughgoing investigation, enlisting Dzerzhinsky’s assistance, find the “sister” the Menshevik writes about, and purge Karakhan’s office.
 Written on a letter from J. Berzin to Lenin of March 11, 1920, reporting that the censorship of the People’s Commissariat for Foreign Affairs had let through a letter of the Menshevik Abramovich addressed abroad to R. Hilferding, one of the opportunist leaders of German Social-Democracy. Berzin suggested that the People’s Commissariat for Foreign Affairs should be purged of hostile elements.