Written: Written on August 13, 1920
Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 51. Printed from the text in Fotieva’s handwriting signed by Lenin.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 415a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Krzhizhanovsky reports that the Chairman of the Housing Committee for the Poor, at No. 15, Alexandrovsky Prospekt, Petrogradskaya Storona, is threatening Professor Heinrich Graftio, who occupies flat No. 3, with house-searches and confiscation of his property.
Graftio is a respected professor, who is on our side. He must be protected against the arbitrary action of the Chairman of the Housing Committee for the Poor. Please report fulfilment.
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars