V. I.   Lenin


To:   Y. I. VISHNYAK[1]

Dictated: Dictated by phone on September 5, 1921
Published: First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Printed from a typewritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 289a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Maly Parizh” Room 5

Dear Comrade:

I thank you very much for news of Lalayants. I am very sorry to hear that he is outside the ranks of the R.C.P.

Please write me if you can in greater detail about why he is outside the Party, when he left it, how he lived under Kolchak in Siberia, etc.

Since you think it worth while involving him in Soviet government work, may I ask you to write me whether you believe that we should find him work in Irkutsk or, perhaps, it is possible and expedient to do so elsewhere, say, Moscow.

With communist greetings,


[1] On Y. I. Vishnyak’s letter there is this remark by Lenin: “Vishnyak about Lalayants 5. IX. 1921, p.t.o.” On the other side of the page, written in Lenin’s hand, are the beginning of the document here published and the remark “by phone” (see Central Party Archives of the Institute of Marxism-Leninism of the C.P.S.U. Central Committee).

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