V. I.   Lenin




Written: Written July 2, 1919
Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXIV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 37, page 542.
Translated: The Late George H. Hanna
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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To Ulyanova-Lenina
Kazan or present whereabouts of
the Government propaganda vessel
Krasnaya Zvezda

Am forwarding Pozner’s telegram. Please wire about your health and route you are following.[1]

Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars


[1] At this time Krupskaya was on board the government propaganda vessel Krasnaya Zvezda as representative of the People’s Commissariat of Education. Propagandists and representatives of a number of People’s Commissariats were on board the vessel which sailed from Nizhny Novgorod to Perm, stopping at towns and villages, factories and factory settlements. Krupskaya kept a detailed diary of the voyage.

The telegram from V. M. Pozner which Lenin mentions ran as follows: “The Provisional Executive Committee of the Union of Workers in Education and Socialist Culture has to inform you that the Second All-Russia Communist Conference opens on July 25, two days prior to the opening of the congress appointed for July 27 by a decision of the second session. The Executive Committee requests you to speak on ’The New Personnel in Education and Work Among the People’. Please inform us of your consent.”

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