V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on October 28, 1918
Published: First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Printed from the typewritten text signed by Lenin.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 159a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Urals Economic Council, Perm
Copies to Executive Committee, Usolye
Berezniki Works Management, Usolye

I direct the Berezniki works to immediately start organising a radium factory in accordance with the decision of the Supreme Economic Council.[2] The necessary funds have been allocated by the Council of People’s Commissars. The work should be carried out under the direction and on the responsibility of chemical engineer Bogoyavlensky, who is to be given the fullest assistance by you.

Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars[1]


[1] The telegram was signed also by L. Y. Karpov, head of the Chemical Department of the Supreme Economic Council, and N. P. Gorbunov, head of the Science and Technology Department of the Supreme Economic Council.—Ed.

[2] This refers to the “Regulations Concerning the Board for the Organisation and Exploitation of an Experimental Factory for Radium Extraction” adopted by the Supreme Economic Council and published in Izvestia on August 16, 1918.

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