Dictated: Dictated by phone
Published: First published in 1961 in the magazine Istorichesky Arkhiv No. 5. Printed from a typewritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 428b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I am sending you Mikhailov’s letter. Perhaps, you will find it appropriate to arrange a conference with Scheinman and Lezhava or with anyone Lezhava may authorise, to prepare at once a draft decision on this urgent matter.
 The R.S.F.S.R. plenipotentiary representative in Norway, L. M. Mikhailov, reported that the Norwegian Council of Ministers had decided to pass through the Storting a loan to Soviet Russia for the purchase of herring, with the proviso that, when the transaction was concluded, 50 per cent of the cost was to be paid in cash and the rest in equal instalments by October 15, 1922, and January 1, 1923. Mikhailov asked for a telegram stating the amount of the transaction.
After additional negotiations and specification of the terms, the agreement was signed.