V. I.   Lenin



Dictated: Dictated by phone
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from a typewritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 413c-414a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Zalutsky and Comrade Solts

I have learned about the expulsion from the Party of Nadezhda Sergeyevna Alliluyeva. I have personally seen   her work as a secretary of the C.P.C. Managing Department, i.e., at very close range. However, I consider it necessary to point out that I have known the whole Alliluyev  family, i.e., the father, the mother and the two daughters, since before the October Revolution. In particular, during the July days, when Zinoviev and I had to hide out and the danger was very great, it is this family that hid me, and the four of them, with the complete confidence of the Party Bolsheviks at the time, not only gave us both asylum, but also rendered a number of other secret services without which we would not have been able to escape Kerensky’s bloodhounds. It could very well be that in view of Nadezhda Sergeyevna Alliluyeva’s youth, this circumstance has not been made known to the commission. Nor am I aware whether the commission was able, in examining the case of Nadezhda Sergeyevna Alliluyeva, to make a comparison of the facts about her father, who had worked in various capacities in assisting the Party long before the revolution, and had, I have heard, rendered important services to the illegal Bolsheviks under tsarism.

I consider it my duty to inform the Central Commission for Purging the Party of these circumstances.[1]

20.00 hours, December 20, 1921.



[1] Nadezhda Alliluyeva was reinstated in the Party.

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