First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXI.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 35, page 360.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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September 18, 1918
People’s Commissar Lunacharsky
Copy to Pokrovsky, 53 Ostozhenka, Moscow
I have heard today Vinogradov’s report on the busts and monuments, and am utterly outraged; nothing has been done for months; to this day there is not a single bust, the disappearance of the bust of Radishchev is a farce. There is no bust of Marx on public display, nothing has been done in the way of propaganda by putting up inscriptions in the streets. I reprimand you for this criminal and lackadaisical attitude, and demand that the names of all responsible persons should be sent me for prosecution. Shame on the saboteurs and thoughtless loafers.
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars