First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 50.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 69a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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4/III (19/11). 1918
The bearer, Sidorenko, was my personal secretary for some days. I was quite satisfied with him. He was dismissed on account of an incident when, being drunk, he shouted, as I have been informed, that he was “Lenin’s secretary”.
Sidorenko tells me that he deeply regrets it. And personally I am inclined to believe him; the lad is young and, in my opinion, very good. One must be lenient to youth.
On the basis of all these facts, judge for yourself, and see what place you can find for him.