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N. Petrovsky, S.G. Petrov

On confiscation of church valuables

Resolution of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the RCP (b) "on the activities of the clergy in connection with the confiscation of valuables from churches." From the minutes of the meeting of the Politburo No. 115, paragraph 12 of March 22, 1922

No. 23-22


12. - On the activities of the clergy in connection with the removal of valuables from churches.

(t. Unshlikht).

a)                   Accept Comrade Trotsky's proposal with Comrade Molotov's amendment.

b)                  To entrust the supervision of the implementation of this resolution, the final setting of the terms, etc., to the Central Commission for the Seizure of Valuables.


-                      L. 31. Typewritten copy of a later extract on the letterhead of the Central Committee of the CPSU (b) - RCP (b) of the 1930s.

-                      APRF, f. 3, op. 1, d.267, l. 14. Draft minutes of the Politburo meeting. Handwritten script on a sheet of unlined paper. In the column "Decided" item a) is formulated: "To accept the following proposal of Comrade Trotsky with Comrade Molotov's amendment (to write off)." At the bottom left is a record of the mailing: "Trotsky, Kalinin, Sapronov, Unshlikht, Krasikov, Tsyurup." L. 1: “Present: members of the Politburo Comrades. Kamenev, Stalin, Kalinin. Deputy Representative of Comrade Tsyurupa, Rykov.