Written: Written on March 19, 1921
Published: First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 101b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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The Party Congress has approved the line I advocated on concessions in Grozny and in Baku. Speed up negotiations on these as on all other concessions. Send information more often.
 At the top Lenin added: “Comrade Chicherin: Please send in code, today if possible. 19/III. Lenin.”—Ed.
 The telegram is also signed by G. V. Chicherin.—Ed.
 A reference to the resolution of the Tenth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.) “The Soviet Republic and the Capitalist Encirclement” (see Desyaty syezd RKP(b). Mart 1921 goda. Stenografichesky otchet [The Tenth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.), March 1921. Verbatim Report], Moscow, 1963, pp. 610–12).