First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXIII.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 281b-282a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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N. M. Knipovich is not only a scientific force of the first order, but unquestionably an honest man.
There must be check-ups from time to time to see how things are going on at the Central Administration of the Fishing Industry (Glavryba).
Send this letter on a letterhead (typed) to N. M. Knipovich through his son Boris N. Knipovich (who lives here, in Moscow, and works at the People’s Commissariat for Agriculture):
N. M. Knipovich
Dear Nikolai Mikhailovich:
I thank you very much for your detailed letter of 6/VIII. You are, of course, keeping an eye on Glavryba’s work. I earnestly request you to send me from time to time your remarks on the course of its work and any practical proposals, if for any reason they should be “dragged out” at Glavryba.
 A reference to N. M. Knipovich’s letter of August 6, 1921, addressed to Lenin (see Lenin Miscellany XXIII, pp. 164–67).