All-Russia Census Form for Members of the RCP(b)

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Author(s) Lenin
Written 13 February 1922

First published in part (facsimile of the first page) in 1924 in the magazine Ogonyok No. 7. First published in full (facsimile) in 1926 in the book: I. G. Lazyan “Personal File” of RCP(b) Member V. I. Ulyanov, (Lenin), Moskovsky Rabochy Publishing House, Moscow-Leningrad. Printed from the form filled in by Lenin.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, pages 457-461.

February 13, 1922



Form “A”

No. 38







Workersof the World,


town uyezd

1. Location of Party cell: - - - - Moscow - - - - - Zam-

vil. volost district


- - - - Kremlin area No. 1


2. Name of enterprise (office, army unit) at which the cell is organised: CPC, Party card 224,332


3. Name of Party organisation which issued the card: district committee

4. Surname: Ulyanov (Lenin)

5. First name and patronymic: Vladimir Ilyich

6. Sex: M.

7. Date of birth: born in 1870; age: 52 years

8. Spoken language: Russian

9. What other languages can you freely speak: I can freely speak in none

10. a) Do you hold any religious beliefs (convictions)? (yes, no) specify which: No

b) If you are an atheist, state since what age: 16

11. Number of members of the family (excluding the signer):

dependents: two

working: two

12. Education: a) can you read and write (yes, no): Yes

b) if you studied or are studying, state: —

Table I. Educational Qualification
Type of school (2-class rural zemstvo, 4-class town school; technical vocational school; evening motor classes; aviation classes, high school); university; Party school). Out-of-school education to be indicated by the words “self-taught”, “home-taught”How many years did you studyDid you finish school (yes, no, finished such-and-such a class, still studying)
a. Finished classic school in 1887

b. and passed university finals

c. at extern law faculty in 1891
8 years (in classic school)Finished classic school. Passed extern university finals
16. If you have a desire to study, what would you take up (reading and writing, the sciences, arts, trades—specify which):—
Table II. Social and National Origin
Relation to the signerBasic profession or occupation, post, rankTrade status (employer; self-employed, wage-worker, professional man, houseowner, housewifeNationality
1. Grandfather (on father’s side)I don’t know
2. Father———Director of elementary schools
3. Mother———

21. At what age did you start earning your own living: at 27

(approximately); as employee or self-employed: litterateur

22. a) Basic profession and speciality before 1917: litterateur

b) How many years have you worked at this profession: about 20 (1897-1917)

23. Principal source of income before 1914:

literary work and salary from the Party.

in 1914-1917: Ditto

Table III. Record of Employment from 1917 to Date
Work PeriodPlace of workKind of occupationEmployed, elected, appointedLength of employment
Name of enterprise (office, army unit) where you have worked no less than 3 months and where you are working at presentTown or guberniaPeriod, from/toTotal employment
Month yearMonth yearYearsMonths
A. From 1917 to time of entering present employmenta ...

b ...

c ...

d ...

e ...
B. At time of filling in this form:a. from X. 1917 Chairman CPC
b. ...
MoscowBy appointmentfrom 25.X.191743

33. Last monthly pay: (monetary): wage category 17, basic rate ———– rubles, total pay 4,700,000 rubles

Table IV. Length of Party Membership
Name of Party and GroupStatus in the organisation (“professional”, committee member, Committee Secretary, organiser, agitator, propagandist; combat-squad member, technical worker, rank-and-file member)Place of work (town, gubernia)Joined (year, month)Quitted (year, month)Total length of Party membership (in years and months)
RCP(b)professional, CC memberMoscow1895 (actually)about 27 years
Table V. Revolutionary Record
ParticipationNumber of occasions
1. In economic strikes
2. In political ”
T o t a l
In street political demonstrations
In students’ movements(1887)
In illegal circlesmany
In illegal mass rallies and meetingsmany
In May Day rallies
In armed uprisings and partisan actions
In Party conferences}
In Party congresses} In practically all

42. Prison record: a) length of imprisonment: years 1 months 2;

in administrative exile: years 3 months—; deportation years—

months—; political emigration: years about 10 months———;

number of escapes: —

43. a) What newspapers and magazines did you read in 1921 (name them): various

b) Regularly, occasionally, never: irregularly

c) If you never read, state why (no newspapers, no time, no interest) —

d) If you do read state where (at home, at work, at a library, reading-room, on paper stands: at home

44. a) How long have you been a member of a trade union: from 19—

b) Do you take part at the present time in trade union work (yes, no): no

c) If you do, specify what:

Table VI. Military Record as Serviceman and Political Commissar
In what armyArm of service and speciality (infantry, cavalry, artillery, sappers, engineers)Military rank (private, company commander)Length of serviceNumber or occasions of
Date, from/toTotal serviceParticipationWoundsMilitary awards
Month, yearMonth, yearYears MonthsIn skirmishesIn hand- to- hand fightingFirearmCold steel
1. In tsarist army

2. In White army

3. In Green army

4. In Red army

No[edit source]

57. If you were not in military service, did you undergo General

Military Training (yes, no): No

58. When were you demobilised month— of, year 19 —

59. a) If you are a town dweller or a worker do you maintain any

contacts with the village (yes, no) —

b) If so, specify (I have a farm, a market garden, a bee-garden, etc., of my own or in partnership with other persons) —

c) What is your part in this business (personal labour, financial support)—


Town of Moscow ... ... ... ... ... ... ... February 13, 1922

V. Ulyanov (Lenin)