Written: Written on February 5, 1920
Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXIV. Printed from the typewritten text, added to and signed by Lenin.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 338b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Chairman of the Cheka
Copy to the Assistant Manager of the Radio Laboratory
Copy to Dzerzhinsky, Vecheka, Moscow
In view of the urgent and particularly important work of the Radio Laboratory, release Shorin immediately on a surety from its collegium and committee, without discontinuing the investigation into Shorin’s case.
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars
 The words “Copy to Dzerzhinsky, Vecheka, Moscow”, “release ... immediately”, “without discontinuing the investigation into Shorin’s case”, and the signature, are in Lenin’s handwriting.—Ed.
 A. F. Shorin, constructor and inventor, who worked in the Nizhni-Novgorod Radio Laboratory, was arrested owing to a misunderstanding and quickly released.