First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 585b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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You may have heard about yesterday’s C.C. decision. In this connection it is perhaps also necessary to review some of the other sections of the estimates of the People’s Commissariat for Education in order to co-ordinate the whole thing, fill in the gaps, etc.
Since you are at the head of the administrative and financial work of the People’s Commissariat, I ask you to start at once a review of the estimates of the P.C.E., trying to reduce the unnecessary elements in general (part of the C.C.I.L. C.S., some of the higher schools, many of the top sections, etc.), to increase appropriations for the schools and the liquidation of illiteracy. Phone me about this or write a couple of words.
 Central Commission for Improving the Living Conditions of Scientists under the C.P.C.—Ed.
 A reference to the Politbureau of the R.C.P.(B.) C.C. decision of October 26, 1922, reducing state subsidies to Proletcult and the academic theatres.