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, pages 412c-413a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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11. VIII. 1920
Comrade Shapovalov (Alexander Isidorovich) is one of the old Party comrades. A Petrograd worker.
I knew him very well in the Party while still abroad, where he always worked like a cart-horse.
Now he is ill. He is badly in need of extra nourishment.
Cannot it be arranged for him to use the Kremlin dining-room? I earnestly request this and a ration (increased) for him, and help of every kind.