Written: Written in February, not before the 21st, 1921
Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 52. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 88a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I am not soliciting any high posts for Comrade Shklovsky. You know him by his work at the People’s Commissariat for Foreign Affairs.
But I ask you to speed up his departure abroad, because his wife fears that the children will not survive here. I have known the whole family since our stay abroad, and believe these fears to be weighty. This family cannot stand our conditions. They must be sent abroad.
With communist greetings,