Written: Written on December 18, 1920
Published: First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV. Printed from a typewritten text, with Lenin’s additions and signature.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 63b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I request you not to hinder or stop the work of artist Rodionov, engineer Smirnov and the electricians who are preparing, on my assignment, maps of electrification on the premises of the Bolshoi Theatre for the Eighth Congress of Soviets. They will be through on Sunday. Do not expel them in any case.
V. Ulyanov (Lenin)
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars
 The last two sentences are in Lenin’s hand.—Ed.
 The letterhead of the Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars, on which this order was written, contains these inscriptions: “Comrade Peterson. Please issue instructions that this work should not be hampered. 18/X1I. A. Yenukidze” and “Snigiryov instructed personally. Peterson. 18/XII” (Central Party Archives of the Institute of Marxism-Leninism of the C.P.S.U. Central Committee).
 A reference to the Eighth All-Russia Congress of Soviets held in Moscow from December 22 to 29, 1920 (see present edition, Vol. 31, pp. 461–535).