Written: Written on September 23, 1921
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Sent to Berlin. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 309b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I very strongly support Comrade Adoratsky’s request, who has done a great deal of useful work. It is important to collect all the letters of Marx and Engels, and no one will do this better than you.
With communist greetings,
 V. V. Adoratsky, who, on Lenin’s assignment, was working on a collection of selected letters of Marx and Engels, asked D. B. Ryazanov, then in Germany, to collect all the published letters of Marx and Engels and send them to Russia. The collection was published in 1922 under the title Pisma. Teoria i politika v perepiske Marksa i Engelsa (Letters. Theory and Politics in the Correspondence of Marx and Engels). Translation, introductory article and notes by V. V. Adoratsky.