Written: Written on April 17, 1921
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 125b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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To Comrade Molotov:
Let all members of the Politbureau read this. We must raise it in the Politbureau. I think we should let them know the regulations and ask for their amendments. This is very important.
 This assignment to V. M. Molotov was written on a memorandum from a group of members of the interim presidium and the scientific methods commission of the Moscow State University to the Politbureau of the R.C.P.(B.) Central Committee on the training of Soviet specialists. They criticised the old faculty opposing any renovation of the higher schools, and made their own proposals to amend the draft statute of institutions of higher learning adopted by the Collegium of the People’s Commissariat for Education.
On April 20, 1921, the Politbureau asked the People’s Commissariat for Education to refrain from publishing the statute for the time being, for the purpose of elaborating and discussing the question additionally.