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N. Petrovsky, S.G. Petrov

Resolution of the Bureau of the Central Commission for the Seizure of Church Valuables "on the delay in the confiscation". From the minutes of the meeting of the Bureau of the Central

Commission No. 14, item 1. May 8, 1922

No. 23-44 38

May 8, 1922

C. secret




About the delay in the seizure works in the RSFSR.

To state that the most convenient time for the seizure before Easter was missed due to the telegram from Ts.K .; during Easter, the seizure work was suspended. The pace of seizures in a number of places is being delayed by the ongoing agricultural campaign, but in a number of provinces there is a slow campaign, laxity and inaccurate implementation of instructions.

 Suggest Ts.K. to take measures against the provincial committees detaining the campaign for withdrawal.

To instruct Comrade BELOBORODOV to present to the Central Committee. list of provinces [,] lagging behind in the work on the withdrawal.

to comrade YAKOVLEV to provide information on the number of published agitational literature on confiscation and also on the literature sent out in the field.

To state that the campaign was detained in the press in connection with the Genoa conference.



- L. 68. Typewritten extract made on May 9, 1922 and certified by A. G. Beloborodov's secretary V. Litsis. In the upper right corner there is a handwritten note: “t. Stalin. " Freehand secrecy formula.

Notes and Comments:

38  V GARF, f. 1235, op. 140, d. 59 there are the following minutes of the meeting of the Bureau of the Central Commission for the seizure of church valuables.

Minutes No. 1 dated March 21, 1922 (sheet 32).

Minutes No. 2 dated March 24, 1922 (sheet 33).

Minutes No. 3 dated March 27, 1922 (fol. 34-rev.) (Original).

Minutes No. 4 of March 29, 1922 (fol. 35-rev.) (Original).

Minutes No. 5 dated March 31, 1922 (fol. 36-ob.) (Original).

Minutes No. 6 dated April 3, 1922 (fol. 37) (original).

Minutes No. 7 dated April 6, 1922 (fol. 38-rev.) (Original).

Minutes No. 8 dated April 10, 1922 (fol. 39-ob.).

Minutes No. 9 dated April 12, 1922 (sheet 40).

Minutes No. 10 dated April 20, 1922 (fol. 40-rev.) (Original).

Minutes No. 11 dated April 22, 1922 (sheet 42).

Minutes No. 12 dated April 26, 1922 (fol. 43) (original).

Minutes No. 13 dated May 4, 1922 (sheet 44).

Minutes No. 14 dated May 8, 1922 (fol. 45).

Minutes No. 15 dated May 10, 1922 (fol. 46).

Minutes No. 16 dated May 12, 1922 (fol. 47).

39 For the  text of the full protocol No. 14 of the Bureau of the Central CICC see: GARF, f. 1235, op. 140, d.59, l. 45.