Written: Written on December 12, 1921
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from a typewritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 405c-406a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Krestinsky writes me that Gorky has left Riga without any money at all and is looking forward to receiving from Stomonyakov royalties for the publication of his books. Krestinsky believes that Gorky should be included among the comrades receiving treatment abroad at the expense of the Party or the Council. I suggest that the Politbureau should pass a proposal that Krestinsky should include Gorky among such comrades and see to it that he has all the money he needs for the necessary treatment.
 Having examined on December 21, 1921, Lenin’s proposal, the Politbureau of the R.C.P.(B.) Central Committee decided: “To include Comrade Gorky among the comrades receiving medical treatment abroad, and to instruct Comrade Krestinsky to see that he has all the money necessary for the treatment” (Central Party Archives of the Institute of Marxism-Leninism of the C.P.S.U. Central Committee). See Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Edition, Vol. 54, Document 290.