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N. Petrovsky, S.G. Petrov

On confiscation of church valuables

Note by the secretary of the MK of the RCP (b) I. A. Zelensky to V. M. Molotov on the conduct of an anti-religious campaign to confiscate valuables in Moscow. No later than March 15, 1922

No. 23-8

[No later than March 15, 1922]

T. Molotov

At 19, the company began to confiscate valuables in Moscow, the commission for confiscating church valuables decided to carry out this work urgently in Moscow. To hold the Anti-Religious] Company, it is necessary to mobilize among the other and listed comrades. I ask you to confirm their involvement in the company.

I. Zelensky

- L. 12. Handwritten original, autograph. On the document, handwritten notes: 1) " on the [secretariat] t ". 2) “on p [oolit] / b [yuro] . 15 / ІII (V. Molotov) ". The last resolution is written on top of another, where it was originally: “ on the [secretariat] vol . 15.III. (V. Mikhailov) ". A handwritten note about the document's belonging to the proceedings of the Politburo meeting, minutes No. 113, item 12 of March 16, 1922 (No. 23-10). Dating for these resolutions and notes.