Written: Written on September 11, 1921
Published: First published in 1945 in train Miscellany XXXV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 293c.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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We should learn to track down and punish rod tape which is unintentional, because you can never catch the “deliberate” one.
 This instruction arose from N. P. Gorbunov’s letter, in which he communicated the results of an inquiry into the delay over M. P. Sazhin’s business trip abroad and added that “there was no deliberate red tape on the part of the People’s Commissariat for Education”. Lenin underlined the word “deliberate”.