Written: Written on February 15, 1921
Published: First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 86a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Litkens is proposing to the Organising Bureau a list of candidates for the Academic Centre (of the People’s Commissariat for Education). I request that it be referred to the Politbureau.
 The Academic Centre, or the centre for general theoretical and programme direction, was one of the ’organs of the People’s Commissariat for Education. On the strength of the “Statute of the People’s Commissariat for Education”, approved by the C.P.C. on February 11, 1921, the Academic Centre was to consist of a scientific section (State Scientific Council) with three subsections–scientific-political, scientific-technical and scientific-pedagogical—and an arts section (Chief Arts Committee) with five subsections: literature, theatre, music, figurative arts and the cinema. In addition, the Central Archives Board and the Central Museum Board were part of the Academic Centre.