Written: Written on June 15, 1918
Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXI. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 105a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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You are directed to submit information without delay as to what exactly has been done to implement the decree of 13. IV. 1918, particularly in regard to 1) the removal of old monuments, 2) their replacement by new monuments, at least temporary ones, and 3) the replacement of old inscriptions on public buildings by new ones (§ 5 of the decree).
The two months’ procrastination in carrying out the decree—important both as propaganda and as providing work to the unemployed—is unpardonable.
 There is a typewritten text of this document on C.P.C. notepaper, signed by Lenin, which, was sent to the People’s Commissariat for Education.—Ed.
 This refers to the decree “On the Monuments of the Republic”, adopted at a sitting of the Council of People’s Commissars on April 12, 1918 (see this volume, Document 75 and Note 47).