V. I.   Lenin

Remarks on the Draft Decree
“On the Introduction of Payment for Newspapers”

Written: Written November 15, 1921
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Second Printing, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, pages 363c-364a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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Addendum necessary either in the form of a number of on control (strictest) of circulation free of charge,   or make this obligatory by special instructions (one § or this) [1]




[1] The decree introducing payment for newspapers was endorsed by the C.P.C. on November 28, 1921. Under this decree all indi- viduals, public institutions and organisations, and state institutions and enterprises without exception were to be charged for newspapers. Lenin’s motion formed the basis of Point 8 of the Decree, which directed the People’s Commissariat for Education to draw up within a fortnight and publish instructions covering control over the proper distribution of newspapers to the network of educational institutions and the supply of news- papers to the population (see Izvestia No. 275, December 7, 1921).

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