V. I.   Lenin



Published: First published in 1932 in Lenin Miscellany XX. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 193c-194a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
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1) Commission Chairman Kaisarov
2) Ionov


Concerning the School Atlas

I have received the material on the atlas. I scanned it and made some additions (red ink in the text).

Please send me:

1) A calendar programme of the work (not under the best conditions—“if” we are supplied this and that—but under the present); in particular: when the work will be finished.

2) Allocation of the work between the members of the commission.

3) Text and maps, when ready, before they are sent to the printers.

4) Conclusion on the question whether it is desirable and possible to enlist Anuchin and Borzov for this work (for what reasons—in the event of a positive and a negative answer to the questions).

5) Conclusion on whether the members of the commission or its chairman will undertake the additional work described in the attached copy of my letter to Pavlovich. Pavlovich has refused. I have asked a comrade in Germany to do this, but have not yet had his reply.[1] It would be fine if the commission did this.[2]

V. Ulyanov (Lenin)
Chairman, C.P.C.


[1] See present edition, Vol. 35, Document 283.—Ed.

[2] In a reply letter on July 5, 1921, V. D. Kaisarov said that a special scientific commission for compiling a geographical atlas undertook to elaborate the questions outlined in Lenin’s letter to M. P. Pavlovich (see present edition, Vol. 35, Document 283), and asked that two of its members should be sent to Berlin to acquire new material on the West European economy, noting that it was desirable to enlist Moscow specialists in compiling the atlas. The letter said that the commission’s programme and calendar plan of work would be sent to Lenin shortly.

On this letter Lenin made his remarks and underlinings and wrote a number of instructions to Lydia Fotieva (see this volume, Document 140, and Lenin Miscellany XX, pp. 321–22).

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