V. I.   Lenin


To:   J. V. STALIN

Written: Written on May 19, 1922
Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 54. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 556c-557a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Stalin:

I am sending on to you a letter from Comrade Anikst, who attacked me yesterday (18/V). He is offended, embittered, alarmed. He is nervous, he is sick. I advised him to complete his treatment and to keep a grip on his nerves. He seems to be a good worker. His treatment should be   completed in Germany or in Riga. (Nothing will come out in Russia.)”[1]

19/V. Lenin


[1] Written on the reverse side of a letter from A. M. Anikst, Deputy People’s Commissar for Labour, of May 18, 1922, asking Lenin,   “in conformity” with their talk, to take steps to have the question of his nominal removal from the Collegium of the P.C.L., in view of his recruitment for local work, left open pending his return after receiving medical treatment. He also asked that his dispatch for medical treatment should be expedited.

On May 27, 1922, the Secretariat of the R.C.P.(B.) Central Committee confirmed the foregoing decision to send Anikst and his wife for medical treatment to the Caucasus for a period of six weeks.

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