Written: Written on March 24, 1920
Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth Ed,, Vol. 51. Printed from the typewritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 361a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Copy to the new Central Committee of the C.P.U.
Copy to Rakovsky
In confirmation of the telephone message which Lenin sent to Rakovsky last night, we inform you that, in view of the anomalous situation created by the fact that 105 delegates refused (while 8 abstained) to take part in the elections to the C.C. and protested against these elections as being unlawful, the Politbureau of the C.C., R.C.P. has resolved to set up a temporary body pending the settlement of this conflict. This temporary Central Committee should include Shumsky, a former Borotbist, now a Party member, who took no part in the factional struggle at the Ukrainian conference, along with 2 members of the new C.C. and 2 members of the old.
On behalf of the Politbureau,