Written: Written on October 26, 1921
Published: First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 361a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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N. M. Knipovich is an outstanding scientific authority and an unquestionably honest man, a man of rare honesty. That is why we should show full confidence and accept his proposal immediately. Get it through the Narrow C.P.C. quickly, and let me know if there is the slightest delay.
 This was written on N. M. Knipovich’s letter, setting out a request of the Conseil Permanent International pour l’exploration de la mer for a return, as Russia’s contribution for the budget year of 1914/15, of 14,000 rubles on deposits with the Azov-Don Bank. Knipovich noted the great scientific importance of the Council’s work and said that Russia should not “remain outside this endeavour when international relations were normalised” (Central Party Archives of the Institute of Marxism-Leninism of the C.P.S.U. Central Committee), See also Lenin Miscellany XXXV, p. 288.