V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on August 31, 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 274b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Adoratsky:

I have sent Lavrentyeva’s application[1] to Smolyaninov (who is acting for Gorbunov as the C.P.C. business manager) for dispatch to the proper address.

I am not supposed in any sense to interfere in this and similar other cases; and all the assistance you can give to applicants should consist in “legal” aid to them, i.e., teaching them (and helping them) to fight for their rights according to all the rules of the legitimate fight for rights in the R.S.F.S.R.

With communist greetings,


[1] A reference to the application addressed to Lenin, asking him to help recover the requisitioned things.

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