First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 51.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 305a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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28. X. 1919
Comrade Vyacheslav Alexandrovich Kugushev
I have a favour to ask of you. Lydia Alexandrovna Fotieva, whom I have known well since before 1905 and with whom I have been working for a long time in the C.P.C., is travelling to Ufa.
L. A. Fotieva is quite ill and it is our business to repair this “state property” (C.P.C. secretary). Will you please take all steps to help L. A. Fotieva get fixed up, have medical treatment, and be fed to bursting point.
Comrade A. D. Tsyurupa has told me that you know L. A. Fotieva and will not refuse to help her.
I thank you in advance; please drop me a line by messenger (military, for example) that you have received this letter.
With comradely greetings,
V. Ulyanov (Lenin)
 Simultaneously Lenin wrote a similar letter to Kotomkin, Food Commissar of Ufa Gubernia, and on December 11, 1919, wired Reske, agent of the Central Executive Committee in Ufa (with copies to Fotieva and Kotomkin): “Fotieva is not to leave before January 1st. Report fulfilment.” (Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 51, p. 391.)