Written: Written on February 18, 1921
Published: First published in part on April 22, 1957 in Komsomolskaya Pravda No. 96. Published in full in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 52. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 86c-87a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Krzhizhanovsky is highly delighted with Yesin, worker and Communist, whom he says you know as well. In the words of Krzhizhanovsky this is an outstanding worker, an electrician, and extremely useful (turned out to be useful in the work of the State Commission for the Electrification of Russia). So Krzhizhanovsky strongly recommends him for membership of the General Planning Commission of the Council of Labour and Defence.
I think this Commission should, as a general rule, consist of specialists, a worker, by way of exception.
I have told Osinsky as much and should like to know your opinion. I earnestly request you to send me (with the same messenger), in a few lines, your detailed opinion of Yesin, his record, his efficiency, etc.
With communist greetings,
 On February 18, 1921, N. I. Muralov, in a positive reference about V. Z. Yesin, wrote: “I believe it to be highly useful to appoint him to a commission under the C.L.D.” (Central Party Archives of the Institute of Marxism-Leninism of the C.P.S.U. Central Committee).
On Lenin’s proposal, Yesin was approved a member of the C.L.D.’s General Planning Commission (see Lenin Miscellany XX, p. 24).