First published in 1925 in the book: K godovshchine smerti V. I. Lenina. 1924–21 yanvarya–1925 (On the Anniversary of the Death of V. I. Lenin. 1924–January 21–1925), Moscow-Leningrad.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 370b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I earnestly request you, in all cases when Comrade Gorky approaches you on such matters, to afford him every assistance; if there are any obstacles, stumbling-blocks or objections of one kind or another, please let me know what they are.
V. Ulyanov (Lenin)
 This note was written on a letter from Professor S. P. Kostychev to Maxim Gorky about the work of the Plant Physiology Laboratory of Petrograd University, which was of great scientific and practical interest. The letter gave a list of the most essential articles and materials, the lack of which was greatly impeding the work of the laboratory. On April 22, 1920, Gorky gave this letter to Lenin and asked him to arrange for Professor Kostychev to be supplied with the necessary materials.
At the bottom of Lenin’s note the People’s Commissar for Health added the words: “I fully agree with Comrade Lenin’s proposal and for my part ask that Comrade Gorky be given every assistance N Semashko”