Written: Written in July, after the 24th, 1921
Published: First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 226c-227a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Osinsky (with a request to read and pass on to Comrade Teodorovich)
The author, Comrade Fofanova, has been a member of the Collegium of the People’s Commissariat for Agriculture.
I am not proposing her for this post.
She is a Party comrade who had passed the supreme test even before October 1917.
She is an agronomist.
I think we must make use of her: ask her to come and see you, have a talk, and think it over. She could be put to local work or as an inspector.
There are so few Party comrades among agronomists, and the milieu (agronomists) is so “alien”, that a Party member should be grasped at with both hands to help us to keep an eye on this milieu, check up on it, and attract this milieu towards us.
Drop me a line when you decide what to do.
P.S. Please return Fofanova’s letter.