Written: Written on June 22, 1921
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 192b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I request an urgent examination. We must help them and be sure to give the money.
There is an imperative Politbureau directive to have Kashira completed in 1921. The execution needs checking.
 This is written on a telephone message from G. D. Tsyurupa, chief engineer of the Kashira Power Station construction site, sent to Lenin on June 22, 1921. He reported that the project had no money, which is why there were delays in the supply of building and other materials, and of wages to workers.
On June 23, 1921, the Narrow C.P.C. examined Lenin’s proposal and authorised the People’s Commissariat for Finance to order the finance department of the Moscow Soviet to provide the Kashira site with the necessary amount of money, as a matter of top priority.