V. I.   Lenin



Published: 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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Comrade Maximovsky:

You may have heard about yesterday’s C.C. decision.[2] 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.,[1] 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.



[1] Central Commission for Improving the Living Conditions of Scientists under the C.P.C.—Ed.

[2] 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.

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