Letter to Alexei Rykov, July 24, 1921
|Written||24 July 1921|
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 226b.
Comrade Rykov (return to me)
I think Babkin should be reproved and left to do his job (since he agrees to have Potyaev at the SEC, the whole thing is nothing but a squabble and a lot of gossip).
Obtain a paper on Babkin’s illness from a good doctor: put off his holiday until the winter, if possible; if it cannot be put off, let him go at once, but put an obligation on him to receive serious treatment.
I am writing separately to Potyaev and Avanesov about his business proposals for introduction in the CLD on 27/VII.
- See Document 272 of this volume.—Ed.