First published in part in 1944 in the magazine Partiinoye Stroitelstvo No. 1.
Published in full in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 453a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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It is absolutely necessary that I have all the minutes
of the Politbureau (and the
at the proper time
and in full order.
Order means completeness:
(a) all minutes
(b) all papers in each set of minutes, and not references to absent letters, “proposals”, remarks, etc.
Make sure to arrange everything with Burakova and with anyone else concerned,
put everything in order (and get all the lacking documents in)
all the minutes during my absence (this means from 6.XII.1921?)
and send me everything.
I enclose the minutes.
 Duet—two members of the Politbureau of the R.C.P.(B.) Central Committee who outlined its agenda, gave a preliminary reading of the material for the sittings, and in some cases submitted their conclusions.
 Lenin was given leave under a Politbureau decision on December 3, 1921; he was away on leave from December 6.