V. I.   Lenin



Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXIII. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 306c-307a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Gorbunov:

Please issue an order to have the following literature collected:

1) everything in Russian on electrification over and above the book, Plan of Electrification.

The reports by Krzhizhanovsky and Ramzin in Petrograd.—Kushner’s pamphlet.—Other pamphlets on electrification—the publication by the Vladimir Gubernia Executive Committee on electrification and other local publications.

2) The new literature (1915–1921) in German on the state of electrification in various countries and its tasks, etc. (through Krzhizhanovsky, etc.).

Get me all this within one or two weeks for a period of two months for Iv. Iv. Skvortsov (Stepanov).[1]

With communist greetings,


[1] The literature mentioned by Lenin in the document was required by I. I. Skvortsov-Stepanov, who was working on the book Elektrifikatsiya RSFSR v svyazi s perekhodnoi fazoi mirovogo khozyaistva (Electrification of the R.S.F.S.R. in Connection with the Transitional Phase of the World Economy), Gosizdat, 1922. There is this entry on September 20, 1921, in the register of Lenin’s C.P.C. and C.L.D. assignments: “Collect literature on electrification for I. I. Skvortsov-Stepanov. Fulfilled October 21” (Istorichesky Arkhiv No. 5, 1961, p. 42).

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