First published in 1924 in the book: Ob Ilyiche. Sbornik statei, vospominany, dokumentov i nekotorykh materialov (About Ilyich. A Collection of Articles, Reminiscences, Documents, and Some Material), Priboi Publishers.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 36, page 494.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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October 27, 1918
Comrade Vladimirsky (or any other member
of the Presidium of the Moscow Soviet)
The bearers are comrades from Vyborg. Please receive them immediately. Moreover, they point out the excessively formalistic procedures for admission to the Soviet building, the incredible captiousness of the guard, and the writing of absolutely unnecessary special passes. Can’t this business be simplified?