Written: Written on December 24, 1921
Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 54. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 419a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I absolutely insist on an immediate Politbureau decision by telephone about Rudzutak’s urgent dispatch (immediately after the plenum on the trade unions) to Germany: he is running a temperature and is spitting blood. Clearly, his TB is getting worse.
Over here, he won’t be cured and, what is most important, he won’t be given a strict regimen.
 On December 26, 1921, the Orgbureau of the R.C.P.(B.) C.C., in accordance with Lenin’s proposal, recognised the need to send Y. E. Rudzutak for medical treatment in Germany, and asked People’s Commissar for Public Health N. A. Semashko to give his conclusion concerning the place and time of the former’s leave, and the People’s Commissariat for Foreign Affairs to expedite his departure. See also this volume, Document 667.