V. I. Lenin

Concerning The Conditions Ensuring The Research Work Of

Academician I. P. Pavlov

and his associates

Delivered: 24 January, 1921
First Published: Published in the newspaper Izvestia No. 30, February 11, 1921; Published according to the original signed by Lenin
Source: Lenin’s Collected Works, 1st English Edition, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1965, Volume 32, page 69
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
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Decree Of The Council Of People’ Commissars

In view of Academician I. P. Pavlov’s outstanding scientific services, which are of tremendous importance to the working people of the world, the Council of People’s Commissars decrees:

1. To set up, on the strength of the Petrograd Soviet’s proposal, a special commission with broad powers, consisting of Comrade M. Gorky, chief of Petrograd’s institutions of higher learning, Comrade Kristi, and member of the collegium of the Petrograd Soviet’s Administrative Department, Comrade Kaplun; whose task is to create, as soon as possible, the best conditions to ensure the research work of Comrade Pavlov and his associates.

2. To authorise the State. Publishers to print, in the best printing-house, a de luxe edition of the scientific work prepared by Academician Pavlov, summing up the results of his research over the past twenty years, leaving to Academician I. P. Pavlov the right of property in this work in Russia and abroad.

3. To authorise the Workers’ Supply Commission to issue to Academician Pavlov and his wife a special ration equal in caloricity to two academic rations.

4. To authorise the Petrograd Soviet to assure Professor Pavlov and his wife of the use for life of the flat they now occupy, and to furnish it and Academician Pavlov’s laboratory with every possible facility.

Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars

V. Ulyanov (Lenin)

Moscow, the Kremlin,
January 24, 1921