V. I.   Lenin




Once again to Comrade N. P. Gorbunov

Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 62. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 67a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Gorbunov:

Will you contact Semashko and M. N. Pokrovsky. This is a scandalous business. My reply should be drafted by agreement with both and sent to me.[1]

2/1.1921. Lenin


[1] A reference to Lenin’s draft reply to a letter from the Central Committee of the Board of the Swedish Red Cross No. 2371 of November 9, 1920, requesting that I. P. Pavlov should be given permission to “go to Sweden where he will have the possibility of conducting his great research in a calm and favourable atmosphere”, and stating that “the idea arose in the scientific circles of the Nobel Prize Institute and was caught up by the Swedish Red Cross; Prof. Pavlov knows nothing about it” (Dokumenty vneshnei politiki SSSR = [Documents of U.S.S.R. Foreign Policy], Vol. III, Moscow, 1959, p. 682).

Lenin put a very high value on Pavlov’s scientific   achievements and treated him with very great attention and concern. On January 24, 1921, the C.P.C. adopted the decree written by Lenin “Concerning the Conditions Ensuring the Research Work of Academician I. P. Pavlov and His Associates” (present edition, Vol. 32, p. 69). Also see this volume, Document 40.

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