Written: Written on January 14, 1921
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from a copy in Maria Glyasser’s hand.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 70b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Please confirm by telephone message that the resolutions of the recent conference of Party workers in education, resolutions relating to the reorganisation of the People’s Commissariat, are not being implemented, in conformity with the C.C. decision, pending the examination of these resolutions by the Party C.C.
 A reference to the resolutions of the Party conference on public education held in Moscow from December 31, 1920 to January 4, 1921. Because the matter of reorganising the People’s Commissariat for Education had been dealt with in general terms, Lenin ordered the implementation of its resolutions to be suspended. On January 26, the matter was discussed by a Plenary Meeting of the R.C.P.(B.) Central Committee which set up a special commission headed by Lenin. For the reorganisation of the People’s Commissariat for Education see this volume, Documents 19 and 68; present, edition, Vol. 32, pp. 120–22, 123–32; Vol. 35, Document 270; Vol. 42, pp. 237–38 and Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Edition, Vol. 42, p. 376; Vol. 52, Documents 418, 440.