Written: Written on November 26, 1918
Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 50. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 166b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I am for using this palace as a museum. Get Sverdlov’s written consent.
 Lenin wrote this instruction on a memo from the Department of Museums and Protection of Monuments of Art and Antiquity of the People’s Commissariat for Education, sent to the Managing Department of the Council of People’s Commissars on November 26, 1918, asking that a number of premises of the Grand Palace in the Kremlin be allocated for the requirements of the state museums.
On December 12, 1918, the C.P.C. decreed “that, measures be taken to use premises of the Grand Palace for a museum, in particular for presenting a historic picture of the life of the tsars”. (Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 50, p. 454.)