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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Kazan or present whereabouts of
the Government propaganda vessel
Am forwarding Pozner’s telegram. Please wire about your health and route you are following.
Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars
 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.”