Written: Written in 1920, not later than March
Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXIV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 365a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Chicherin is ill. He is not looked after. He refuses treatment and is killing himself.
A friendly letter (so as not to hurt his feelings) should be sent to him in the name of the Central Committee with the latter’s decision that the C.C. demands that state property should not be squandered, that the best doctor should be called in (through Karakhan, say) and should be obeyed, and that, if the doctor advises, he must go on leave and spend the necessary time in a sanatorium.