Written: Written on October 21, 1921
Published: First published in 1929 in the magazine Proletarskaya Revolutsia No. 10. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 350b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Mikhailov, C.C. Orgbureau
In view of the request from Iv. Iv. Skvortsov (Stepanov), please cancel his business trip and banish him instead to one of the state farms near Moscow, on a milk ration, to enable him to complete within four or six weeks, the writing he has undertaken, without being distracted by other business. (Find the state farm through the Moscow organ concerned.)
 This was written in connection with a letter received from I. I. Skvortsov-Stepanov on October 18, 1921, concerning his work on the book Electrification of the R.S.F.S.R. in Connection with the Transitional Phase of the World Economy. He asked to be relieved of all his duties until he finished the book.