Written: Written on September 22, 1921
Published: First published in 1960 in the magazine Voprosy Istorii KPSS No. 2. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 308a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I have personally known Comrade Shapovalov for a long time, in exile at the end of the 19th century, and in the early 20th abroad. I hereby certify that he is a thoroughly loyal and honest representative of the best men in the old Party guard. I therefore consider it my duty to support his request for a chance to go abroad to receive treatment and work for the People’s Commissariat for Foreign Trade.