V. I.   Lenin

Reregistration Form for Members of the Moscow Organisation of the R.C.P.(B.)

Published: First published in 1926 in the book: “Personal File” R.C.P. 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 445-448.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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    1) Name in full:     Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov

    2) Age: 50 years

    3) Place of birth (gubernia, town, uyezd, volost, village):
                   town of Simbirsk

    4) Parents’ profession and their address:   dead

    5) Members of your family (by age) and number of dependents:

                      wife 51
                      brother 45
                      sister 44

    6) Do you own immovable property (land allotment, house) or
means of production and where:     no

    7) Nationality: Russian
                                 }  Russian
    8) Mother-tongue:

    9) In what languages, besides Russian, do you speak, read, write

          French, German, English; all 3 poorly

    10) Basic profession:    litterateur

    11) What education did you receive and where:

        a) General        High School
        b) Special        Passed university extern examinations
                          in 1891 at law faculty

    12) Have you been abroad, when and where:

        1895; 1900-1905; 1907-1917 in emigration (Switzer-
        land, France, England, Germany, Galicia)

    13) What localities of Russia do you know well:

        I lived only on the Volga and in the capital cities


    14) Were you in military service in the old army (rank, unit
and how long):    no

    15) Did you take part in fighting and, were you wounded (where
and when):

    16) In what enterprise or office are you working at the present
time (its address and telephone No.), in what post:


17) What salary do you get and are you doing any by-work:

              13 1/2 thousand (13,500)[1]

              by-work — literary

    18) How long have you been a member of the R.C.P.:

             since its foundation and earlier (1893)

    19) Did you join during Party Week: —no—

    20) What organisation originally admitted you to membership
of the R.C.P.:

            see § 18

    21) Did you attend lectures on socio-political questions, where,
when, and did you take a course in the rudiments of political
knowledge and what grade:

            — —

    22) What Party cell do you belong to:

                Kremlin subdistrict

    23) Were you on party trial, when and what for:

         by the Mensheviks in the R.S.D.L.P. during splits

    24) Did you belong to any other party, what party and when and
in what capacity:      no

    25) What documents or certificates do you have testifying that
you were in our illegal Party organisation:

             history of the Party—document


    26) Chief places of previous work:

     1. Before the February revolution:

                         a) civil work:     }
                         b) Party work:     }
                                            }  abroad and
     2. Before the October Revolution:      }  Petrograd
                         a) civil work:     }
                         b) Party work:     }

    27) What was your part in the February revolution:

          apart from general Party work, none
                      (in emigration)

    28) Ditto in October Revolution:    member of the C.C.

    29) Were you subject to repressive measures for political crimes,
where and when, and what sentence did you serve:

       arrest      1887 (several days)
         ”        1895-1897 (14 months and 3 years
                   exile in Eastern Siberia)
         ”        1900 (several days)

    30) What trade union did you belong to, where and when:

    31) What trade union do you belong to at present (give No. of
        membership card):         none

    32) Did you hold elective office after the February revolution
and where:

     a) Administrative:   Chairman of the C.P.C.

     b) Trade Union:        no

     c) Party:            member of the C.C.

     d) Factory:        }
     e) Army units:     }  no
     f) Others:         }

    33) Did you undergo military training (army rank) and are you
registered in the Special Detachment, if so in what company and
what number:    no

    34) Were you mobilised in the Red Army, when, by what organi-
sation and under what arrangement (general mobilisation or Party
mobilisation), how long were you at the front and where (indicate
exactly), what duties did you perform, did you take part in the fighting,
were you wounded, when and where:     no

    35) Were you mobilised for transport work, when and by what
organisation:     no


    36) What Party and administrative work can you do (organiser,
administrator, lecturer, propagandist, culture worker, etc.):
                            – --

    37) Did you ever address big meetings and preside at them:

    38) What Party work are you doing at the present time:
                     member of the C.C.

    39) What further information do you wish to give:
                            – --

    40) Your address and telephone No.:

                Kremlin. Upper switchboard

    41) What works of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Kautsky and Plekhanov
have you read:
        practically all works (of underlined authors)

    42) On what subjects did you have occasion to address the workers
and peasants or read lectures:
                          mostly political

    43) Do you write articles for the newspapers, where and on what
                seldom, on political subjects

    44) Can you write leaflets and appeals, and what have you written
in this field:
                 Yes. Rather too numerous to list

    45) In what field of knowledge do you feel strongest and on what
subjects can you read lectures or conduct lessons:

                 mostly on political questions

(Signed:) V. Ulyanov (Lenin)



[1] Here allowance should be made for the scale of prices that existed in 1920. Owing to the continuous growth of emission during the early years of Soviet government, paper money was rapidly depreciating. According to the data of the Currency Board of the People’s Commissariat for Finance of the U.S.S.R., the value of the gold ruble (taking as equivalent the gold coins of pre-revolutionary times) averaged 1,633 paper rubles in the first half-year of 1920, rising to 4,083 rubles in the second half-year (see Nashe Denezhnoye Obrashcheniye. Sbornik materialov po istorii denezhnogo obrashcheniya v 1914-1925 gg. (Our Currency Circulation. A Collection of Materials on the History of Currency Circulation During 1914-1925.) Moscow, 1926, p. 16).

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