V. I.   Lenin



Published: 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 394b-395a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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29. VI. 1920

Comrade Nikolayev,

We must definitively make use of this protocol and of your inclusion (at last our capricious one,[1] too, begins to understand that there has to be an expert!), in order radically to reorganise the whole business.

1) Study the protocol carefully and question the mechanic at the electric station;

2) on the basis of this decide for yourself whether it is worth while to continue the experiments;

3) if you think it is, we shall draw up a written, precise constitution giving all rights to the expert (i.e., to you)— with a guarantee from me to the inventor that we shall keep it secret.

And then work is to be started in real earnest, i.e., by enlisting experts for a number of auxiliary special assignments, with the participation of one expert (you) in all secrets.



[1] This refers to S. I. Botin and his experiments for discovering a method of induced detonation by means of electromagnetic waves (see Note 397).

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