First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 431a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Lalayants tells me that his family needs assistance through a grant to be able to carry on until March. Have a talk with Stalin: how could this be done? On behalf of the C.C.? or of the All-Russia C.E.C. Presidium? Please write to me through Fotieva—whether or not this can be arranged (Lalayants should be asked about the amount)? If there are any difficulties, which are they? where?
I shall then seek ways and means. Please, pass this on to Stalin: incidentally, I request him to make an arrangement with Lalayants about work for Lalayants. I see, after my talk with Lalayants, that I cannot settle this. It has to be decided by Stalin in the Orgbureau or with the Orgbureau’s help.
 I. Kh. Lalayants was given a job at the People’s Commissariat for Education.
See also this volume, Documents 369, 454 and 626.