Written: Written on October 14, 1920
Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 51. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 447b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I am sending Nikolayev’s reply.
Tomorrow Botin should arrive and I will send him to you.
In view of Nikolayev’s doubts and suspicions, things with Botin should be put on a precise and formal basis: i.e., either you say, “it is not worth trying”. Then we shall put an end to it all. Or you say, “it is worth while trying again”. Then Botin is delegated to you and you give him an exact assignment, place him in exact working conditions, under exact control. (Cannot he be made to write in detail, in great detail, about the Tiflis experiment?)