Written: Written on September 3, 1921
Published: First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 283c.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Send an inquiry to the All-Russia Cheka.
There is nothing “accidental” in Tikhvinsky’s arrest: chemistry and counter-revolution are not incompatible.
 Lenin wrote this note in connection with the petition from, the Russian Physico-Chemical Society requesting the release of M. M. Tikhvinsky, professor of chemistry, and other scientists arrested in the case of a Petrograd counter-revolutionary organisation.