Polit Buro and the Church

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N. Petrovsky, S.G. Petrov

Resolution of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the RCP (b) on the exclusion of the amendment by VM Molotov from the resolution of the Politburo "on the activities of the clergy in connection with the removal of valuables from churches" dated March 22, 1922. From the minutes of the Politburo meeting No. 116, paragraph 2 of March 23, 1922 g.

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2. - Comrade Trotsky's proposal to exclude from the resolution] of the Politburo of 22.III, p. (pr [report] 115 p. 12) on the activity of the clergy in connection with the confiscation of valuables from churches, Comrade Molotov's amendment. Offer to accept.


-                      L. 36. 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.268, l. 2. Draft minutes of the Politburo meeting. Handwritten script on a sheet of lined paper. In the column “Heard” the words “Comrade Molotov's amendment” were first written before the words “on the question”, then they were crossed out and added at the end of the text. At the bottom left is a record about the mailing: "Trotsky, Sapronov, Kalinin"; Sapronov's surname is crossed out in pencil. L. 1: “Present: members of the Politburo Comrades. Kamenev, Stalin, Trotsky, Molotov, Kalinin. Deputy Representative of Comrade Tsyurupa, Rykov.