Written: Written on November 22, 1921
Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXIII. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 383c-384a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Please prescribe for Comrade Kiselyov, Chairman of the Narrow C.P.C., a holiday and treatment, on doctors’ orders, for at least 2 months.
Semashko has held a consultation (including Minor) whose opinion is extreme overwork, etc., etc.
I enclose the certificate.
He should be found a sanatorium according to doctors’ orders: a written obligation can and should be got from Semashko.
 The question of granting leave to A. S. Kiselyov was considered by the Politbureau of the R.C.P.(B.) Central Committee on November 24, 1921. The Politbureau decided: “To prescribe for Comrade Kiselyov a long leave in exact conformity, concerning the place and time, with Comrade Semashko’s instructions and the opinion of the doctors he had brought together” (Central Party Archives of the Institute of Marxism-Leninism of the C.P.S.U. Central Committee).