V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on May 5, 1921
Published: First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Sent to Petrograd. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 138a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Zinoviev:

I have been informed that 

1) Gintsburg, the sculptor working on Plekhanov’s bust, is in need of materials, clay, etc.;

2) the graves of Plekhanov and Zasulich are neglected. Could you issue orders on both points to have the things seen to, pressed forward and verified?[1]

5/V. Lenin


[1] In reply to this note, Lenin was informed that the graves of G. V. Plekhanov and Vera Zasulich had been put in order, and that the Public Works Committee promised to supply the sculptor I. Y. Gintsburg with the gypsum required for his work on a monument to Plekhanov.

On July 16, 1921, the Politbureau of the R.C.P.(B.) Central Committee decided to render assistance in setting up a monument to Plekhanov, and gave N. A. Semashko an assignment to arrange this with the Petrograd Soviet.

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