Written: Written on March 29, 1922 Sent to Berlin
Published: First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 518c.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Do everything you can to obtain at once a visa for Avanesov, Deputy People’s Commissar for Workers’ and Peasants’ Inspection. Visiting German doctors have found him to be dangerously ill. The spring is especially dangerous for him. He must go immediately. Do your best. We give all guarantees. Reply at once.
 On March 31, 1922, the R.S.F.S.R. mission in Germany reported that the German Foreign Ministry was prepared to grant V. A. Avanesov a visa immediately, provided his trip was for purely health reasons.