V. I.   Lenin


Published: First published in 1956 in the Journal Smena No. 7. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 36, page 516.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrades Yenukidze, L. B. Kamenev and Yelena Stasova

I beg you to provide assistance, clothing, accommodation and food for the bearer 

Comrade Pyotr Okhrimenko.[1]

If there are any difficulties involved, please ring me up.

November 12, 1919

V. Ulyanov (Lenin)


[1] P. F. Okhrimenko tells of the following circumstances. In late autumn of 1919 he arrived in Moscow from Kamenka in the Ukraine, which had been taken by the whiteguards. At the time, he had translated a revolutionary poem by E. Carpenter, which was published in Pravda No. 250, November 7, 1919. M. I. Ulyanova was then Secretary of the Pravda Editorial Board. When Okhrimenko came to collect his remuneration, he told her of his plight. She heard him with great attention and asked him to call again the next day. When he did, she handed him this note from Lenin. Soon he was provided with all the things he needed.

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