Written: Written on May 5 or 6, 1922
Published: First published in 1964 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 45. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 540c.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Be sure to make a break and quickly over the new allied memorandum, because we shall allow no concession to the owners, and a better opportunity will not be found. Delays weaken us. With the German treaty in hand, we shall now never abandon a long-term effort to stand only on its basis. Start a highly circumspect flirtation with Italy separately.
 A reference to the memorandum of the Allied countries of May 2, 1922, presented to the Soviet delegation at the conference on May 3.