Written: Written on July 23, 1921
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 222b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Mikh. Kruchinsky:
I have received your letter with all the documents concerning Gukon.
I am very sorry to say that while you have accused others of being hysterical, you yourself have (to put it mildly) succumbed to the mood. Will you please write in future with greater restraint and deliberation.
With communist greetings,
 A reference to a letter from M. Kruchinsky, Deputy Head of the Central Administration of Horse Breeding (Gukon) of the People’s Commissariat for Agriculture, who said the horse-breeding industry was in a grave state due to the bad work of the People’s Commissariat for Agriculture.