Written: Written in April, not before the 20th, 1921
Published: First published in 1932 in Lenin Miscellany XX. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 129b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I think we must have both. It will be useful because they will be propounding Marxism (if they start agitating for Menshevism, we shall catch them out: we must keep an eye on them).
Both should be recruited for working out a most detailed programme (and an outline of lectures) on philosophy, and a plan for publications on philosophy.
 This is in reply to a letter from the Secretary of the R.C.P.(B.) Central Committee Y. M. Yaroslavsky, asking Lenin: “Do you think it is advisable to have Deborin and L. Axelrod lecture on philosophy (history of philosophy and historical materialism)? This is an inquiry from the Academic Council of Sverdlov University. We in the Orgbureau took a negative decision concerning L. Axelrod, and it is now being raised again by the group of lecturers” (Central Party Archives of the Institute of Marxism-Leninism of the C.P.S.U. Central Committee).