First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 526b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I confirm the above. I have known Comrade Adoratsky (and I know him we’ll) since the post–1905 period of reaction. In face of the trend to the right, he was a Bolshevik already at the lime, and has remained one. He arrived from Germany in 1919 in very poor health. He is a theorist and propagandist. I should think it absolutely right to date his membership in the R.C.P. from 1904.
10.IV.1922. V. Ulyanov (Lenin)
 Written at the bottom of the autobiography of V. V. Adoratsky, who was asking the Central Control Commission to date his Party membership from 1904. His request was met.