V. I.   Lenin



Dictated: Dictated by phone
Published: First published on April 22, 1930 in Izvestia No. 111. Printed from a typewritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 595c-596a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Khodorovsky:

Comrade Molotov informs me that you have had experience in Novo-Nikolayevsk in arranging help from city cells to rural cells and vice versa. Will you collect material about this—written or printed—or, if you have no time to do this before the Congress of Soviets, will you write a   couple of words, or perhaps we shall find time to talk it over.[1]




[1] I. I. Khodorovsky soon sent Lenin a reply, saying that this had been done by way of experiment only in Novonikolayevsk Gubernia and uyezd (now Novosibirsk Region) and that the question of the rural cells helping out the urban ones had not come up. See his article, “From Reminiscences about Ilyich”, published in (Izvestia TsIK and VTsIK on April 22, 1930.

Lenin used the material received from Khodorovsky in the plan of his speech at the Tenth All-Russia Congress of Soviets (which he did not deliver because of ill health), and also in his article, “Pages from a Diary” (see present edition, Vol. 33 pp.  465–66).

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