Written: Written on September 10, 1920
Published: Published on September 18, 1920, in Ekonomicheskaya Zhizn No. 207. Printed from the text in an unknown handwriting signed by Lenin.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 429b-430a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Supreme Economic Council
People’s Commissariat for Foreign Trade
The various big timber export deals concluded by our London Trade Delegation are of great political and economic importance. They virtually break the blockade. The most serious attention, therefore, should be given to the precise and careful execution of these contracts, in accordance with the terms agreed on. Please give immediately all the relevant instructions along these lines and establish effective control over their implementation.
At the same time there is obvious need for increasing our export stock to the utmost, primarily by stepping up the procurement of timber for export. In order to make the latter a priority job, please draft and submit to the Council of People’s Commissars as soon as possible a decree on the measures that should be adopted, indicating among them the organisation of control over the bodies in charge of the procurement of raw materials for export.
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars
 On September 28, 1920, Lenin signed a decree of the Council of People’s Commissars drawn up by Lezhava (People’s Commissar for Foreign Trade) and D. I. Kursky (People’s Commissar for Justice) on procurement of raw materials for export.