V. I.   Lenin

Draft Decision for the Plenum of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.) on

Written: Written November 10, 1920
Published: First published in 1958 in the journal Voprosi Istorii KPSS No. 1. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 2nd English Printing, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, page 226b.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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Confirming the resolution of the Politbureau, the C.C. approves in the main of the draft instructions drawn up in pursuance thereof by the Chief Committee for Political Education[2] and directs the Politbureau to edit it for a more exact expression of the main idea that the work of Proletcult in the field of scientific and political education merges with that of the People’s Commissariat for Education and the Gubernia Education Departments, while in the artistic field (music, the theatre, fine arts and literature) it remains autonomous, and the leading role of the commissariat’s organs, carefully screened by the R.C.P., is to be retained only for combating patently bourgeois deviations.


[1] Lenin’s draft was adopted by the CC. plenum on November 10, 1920, practically without amendments.

[2] ^^See note 255.^^

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