V. I.   Lenin


To:   A. I. RYKOV

Written: Written on July 24, 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 226b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Rykov (return to me)

Comrade Rykov:

I think Babkin should be reproved and left to do his job (since he agrees to have Potyaev at the S.E.C., the whole thing is nothing but a squabble and a lot of gossip).

Obtain a paper on Babkin’s illness from a good doctor: put off his holiday until the winter, if possible; if it cannot be put off, let him go at once, but put an obligation on him to receive serious treatment.

I am writing separately to Potyaev and Avanesov[1] about his business proposals for introduction in the C.L.D. on 27/VII.




[1] See Document 272 of this volume.—Ed.

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