V. I.   Lenin


To:   P. I. POPOV

Written: Written on October 17, 1921
Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXIII. Printed from a typewritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 342b-343a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Popov:

I have received the statistical tables of population by administrative division of the R.S.F.S.R.

1) I request that they be specified in publication (for instance, it is not said that they are after the census of August 28, 1920).

2) The autonomous regions and republics (the Karelian Labour Commune, the Bashkirian, the Tatar, etc.) should be brought out from the list of gubernias and given separately, checking (when in doubt) with the People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs and the People’s Commissariat for Justice.

3) The summing-up should bring together the large divisions, repeating them 

  approximately ( European Russia, R.S.F.S.R. proper; autonomous republics Ukrainian S.S.R., in this way Turkestan, Caucasian Republic, I Far-Eastern, etc.

4) Check up once again whether the same territories, e.g., the Bashkirian Republic, have been taken for 1914 and 1897

1920 1,268,132 1914 357,700 (?? obvious error)

5) Add a short text (in accordance with the pamphlet issued by the People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs) on the changes (within the uyezds and volosts) in the gubernias and regions.

V. Ulyanov (Lenin)
Chairman, C.L.D.

P.S. Another desirable addition, if that is not too much trouble: the area, population 1897 and 1914 (if available) of the states within the old Russian Empire which have seceded from the R.S.F.S.R.

V. Ulyanov (Lenin)
Chairman, C.L.D.

P.P.S. Is it possible also to add the number of uyezds, volosts, towns and villages (as in the 1914–1915 yearbook).

V. Ulyanov (Lenin)
Chairman, C.L.D.


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