V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on November 30, 1921
Published: First published in part in 1924 in Proletarskaya Revolutsia No. 3. Published in full in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Printed from a typewritten text with Lenin’s additions and signature.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 390b-391a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Metelev,
Superintendent of All-Russia C.E.C. Houses

Please be sure to make available a room in the 1st House of Soviets to Comrade Cecilia Samoilovna Bobrovskaya, whom I know very well as an old Party worker. She is now living in absolutely intolerable conditions, and the doctors have ordered her to be transferred at once to one of the Houses of Soviets.

Inform my secretariat of execution.[2]

V. Ulyanov (Lenin)
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars

P.S. I have known Bobrovskaya since the epoch before 1905, and know that she is capable of living in great hardship and be reticent about it excessively. That is why she needs urgent help.[1]


[1] P.S. is in Lenin’s hand.—Ed.

[2] On December 1, 1921, A. D. Metelev informed Lenin that Cecilia Bobrovskaya had been given a room at the First House of Soviets.

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