Written: Written on November 29, 1922
Published: First published in 1933 in the book, V. V. Fomin, Lenin i transport, Moscow. Printed from a typewritten text signed by Lenin.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 594b-595a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Copy to Comrade Bogdanov
” to Comrade Fomin
On November 14, the Council of People’s Commissars examined the question of handing over the sleeper-impregnation factories from the S.E.C. to the People’s Commissariat for Railways, and it was decided to do so.
Because I have some doubts about this decision being correct, I am asking the Presidium of the All-Russia C.E.C. to make a detailed re-examination of this matter in substance, giving each side at least 20 minutes to present their case.
A representative of the S.E.C. will report for one side, and a representative of the People’s Commissariat for Railways, for the other.
All the material in this case will be presented to you by the C.P.C. business manager, Comrade Gorbunov, to whom I have given an assignment to that effect.
V. Ulyanov (Lenin)
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars
 Having heard both sides, the All-Russia C.E.C. decided in favour of the People’s Commissariat for Railways.