First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 76c.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I have just spoken to you on the telephone about this draft. Request: speed up all this business, and all the many drafts, so as to have the lot go to the Narrow C.P.C., say, on Saturday.
 On January 27, 1921, Lenin received Maxim Gorky and a delegation of the Joint Council of Scientific Institutions and Higher Schools of Petrograd, consisting of Academician S. F. Oldenburg, permanent secretary of the Academy of Sciences of Russia; Academician V. A. Steklov, Vice-President of the Academy, and Prof. V. N. Tonkov, President of the Military Medical Academy. During their talk, they handed in a draft decree on ensuring scientific research work in the Republic. Together with Lenin’s note written on the draft it was sent on to N. P. Gorbunov. On February 1, 1921, the C.P.C. discussed the draft decree, submitted by the Narrow C.P.C., on the means required to normalise the work of educational research and technical research institutions in the R.S.F.S.R.