Written: 25 May, 1918
First Published: First published in 1933 In Lenin Miscellany XXI; Published accordlng to the manuscript
Source: Lenin’s Collected Works, 4th English Edition, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1972 Volume 27, page 405
Translated: Clemens Dutt; Edited by Robert Daglish
Transcription/HTML Markup: David Walters & Robert Cymbala
Online Version: Lenin Internet Archive March, 2002
The Commission is to be instructed:
1) to make a detailed examination of the Rules of the Socialist Academy of Social Sciences for submission to the Council of People’s Commissars and then to the C.E.C.;
2) to begin immediately an exchange of opinions on this question, and also on the question of membership, with non-Russian and foreign Marxists;
3) to compile and discuss a list of suitable and willing candidates as foundation members, and as teachers, for submission of this list to the Council of People’s Commissars and the C.E.C.
 Lists of Members of the Socialist Academy of Social Sciences and teachers at the Academy, which had been approved by the All-Russia C.E.C., were published on August 9, 1918, in the newspaper Izvestia VTsIK No. 169.
On February 5, 1922, Lenin was elected a member of the Social-ist Acadoiny. When he was informed of his election by the Pre-sidium of the Academy, Lenin replied with the following note: “I ant very grateful. Unforttinately, I am not well enough to be able to perform even the smallest fraction of the duties of a member of the Socialist Academy. I do not want to be a fictitious member. I therefore request you to remove my name from the list of members or not to include it in the list” (Lenin Miscellany XXXIV, p. 432).