Written: Written on November 23, 1921
Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 64. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 386b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I am sending you this for the information of the Politbureau members.
Please, put this on the agenda.
I am very sorry that I cannot send the recommendation you request. I should very much like to do this if it entailed only a personal recommendation. But that is not what is involved. This is a political matter, and I am sending it on to the Politbureau.
With communist greetings,
 The note to V. M. Molotov and the reply to A. I. Okulov were written by Lenin on Okulov’s letter. Okulov wrote to Lenin that he had applied to the State Publishers for a permission to publish, on his personal responsibility, a weekly scientific and literary newspaper, and asked Lenin to give him a reference.
On January 17, 1922, the Politbureau decided: “To permit Okulov to publish a weekly journal in accordance with the programme he initially submitted” (Central Party Archives of the Institute of Marxism-Leninism of the C.P.S.U. Central Committee).