First published in 1932 in Lenin Miscellany XX.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 180b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Please inform me (or Smolyaninov when I am not there or when I am busy) of the exact proposals concerning assistance to Gidrotorf.
You are also slightly to blame for letting 1921 go by.
See that 1922 does not.
Why did you fail to award prizes of 10,000–50,000 rubles in gold for the invention of the dehydration method in Germany? You will recall that we had spoken of this before your departure!
Is it because you had no money (this should have been placed before the C.L.D. in advance)? or because that sort of prize calls for very much? How much? Or is there any other reason? Is it possible just now to offer such and similar prizes in Germany, Canada, and America through a notary public?