First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXIV.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 318b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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19. XII. 1919
I recommend to you the bearer, Comrade P. N. Lepeshinsky, whom I know from abroad, from the Geneva of 1902, where we fought together against the Mensheviks. Comrade Lepeshinsky will undoubtedly assist in just the kind of work that should impress upon the indigenous population the idea and conviction that Soviet people cannot be imperialists, cannot even have imperialist ways of behaviour.
 This refers to the appointment of P. N. Lepeshinsky to Turkestan, where he worked as Deputy People’s Commissar for Education.