V. I.   Lenin

Motion for the Politbureau of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.) on
Allocation of Funds to the Nizhni-Novgorod Radio Laboratory

Dictated: Dictated over the telephone January 12, 1922
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the secretary’s notes (typewritten copy).
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, pages 387b-388a.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala and D. Walters
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(Re the request of Dovgalevsky for 50,000 gold rubles to be allocated to the Nizhni-Novgorod Radio Laboratory)

I support the request and ask Comrade Molotov to put this to the vote of the Politbureau. I ask the Politbureau members to bear in mind the exceptional importance of   the Nizhni-Novgorod Radio Laboratory, the tremendous services it has already rendered and the great use it can be to us in the near future both in military matters and in propaganda work.[1]



[1] The question of increased financing for radio developments was examined by the Politbureau at its meeting on January 20, 1922. The Politbureau agreed with Lenin’s motion and approved the decision of the Commissariat for Finance on this question.

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