V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on November 15, 1921
Published: First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 378b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Unschlicht:

Since permission was issued to go to America—this means there are no obstacles, are there? Please give instructions (and appoint a responsible person: secretary) to issue at once, without the slightest delay or any formalities.[1]

15/XI. Lenin


[1] Written on a letter from the People’s Commissar for Education, A. V. Lunacharsky, reporting that Academician I. P. Pavlov had refused to go to America and wanted to spend a month in Finland. However, Lunacharsky wrote, although there was a decision giving Pavlov permission to go to America, and to issue the money he needed, he was unable to obtain a visa for a trip to Finland.

I. S. Unschlicht informed Lenin that on November 15 he had issued instructions that I. P. Pavlov was to be given a visa for a trip to Finland without any formalities. On Unschlicht’s note there is the following instruction by Lenin to his secretary: “Phone Semashko. Please check up fulfilment. Lenin” (Lenin Miscellany XXIII, p. 329).

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