V. I.   Lenin



Comrades K. Ukhanov and N. Borisov

Written: Written on July 17, 1921
Published: First published in 1932 in Lenin Miscellany XX. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 214a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear Comrades:

I thank you very much for the book you have sent me[1] and for your friendly letter. I have read the book with interest. It will undoubtedly be important for the history of how the Soviet power was organised.

I am sending you a copy of the just published law on the district economic councils and the “Mandate”. I hope that you will get a statistician in advance, give him the material, verify his work, add to it yourself (together with essays by some other local Rogozhsko-Simonovsky comrades, if any are willing to write them) and publish next autumn a report on the content and the results of local economic work by your district Soviet of Deputies. I hope that you will display initiative in this and that your district will be among the first in developing local economic construction.

I thank you once again, and send you communist greetings.

V. Ulyanov (Lenin)


[1] A reference to a pamphlet by K. Ukhanov and N. Borisov, Life and Activity of the Soviet of Workers’ and Red Army Deputies of the Rogozhsko-Simonovsky District of Moscow (March 1917– January 1921), a copy of which with Lenin’s markings is at the Central Party Archives. On the document there is the following inscription in Lenin’s hand: “Former Dynamo Works, Leninskaya Sloboda (Simonovo), Moscow.”

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