Written: Written on July 13, 1922
Published: First published in part in 1942 in the book Lenin Vladimir Ilyich. Kratky ocherk zhizni i deyatelnosti (Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. Short Essay of His Life and Work), Moscow. Published in full in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 54. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 560b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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You can congratulate me on my recovery. The proof is my handwriting, which is beginning to look human again. Start preparing books for me (and sending me lists) of 1) science, 2) fiction, 3) politics (the latter last of all, because it is not yet allowed).
Will you complain to Rykov (Tsyurupa has left, hasn’t he?) about all the secretaries: they are misbehaving, suffering from malaria, etc. Let him arrange for their rest in Riga, in Finland, near Moscow, etc. I think Rykov should issue a reprimand to Smolyaninov and yourself for failing to take good care of the secretaries.