Written: Written on October 22, 1919
Published: First published on April 13, 1960, in Izvestia No. 88. Printed from the text in V. D. Bonch-Bruyevich’s handwriting, added to and signed by Lenin.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 301b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Chairman of the Executive Committee
Copy to the Chairman of the Cheka
Send absolutely at once to Council of People’s Commissars, Kremlin, Moscow, all manuscripts taken during the search at the home of the writer Ivan Volny. You are personally answerable for their safekeeping. Telegraph fulfilment.
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars
 The last sentence is in Lenin’s handwriting.—Ed.
 In the autumn of 1919, I. Volny was summoned to Moscow and received by Lenin. During a two-hour conversation, as Bonch– Bruyevich recounted later in his recollections, Lenin showed an interest in the writer’s creative plans and questioned him about everything he had seen.