Saturday, July 6, 2013

Comrades! Jail the idlers who don't update library holdings!

V.I. Lenin on May 21, 1921 (p. 77):
Have the gubernia and uyezd libraries copies of the Plan for the Electrification of the R.S.F.S.R., which was submitted as a report to the Eighth Congress of Soviets? If so, how many copies? If not, it shows that the local delegates to the Eighth Congress of Soviets are dishonest and ought to be expelled from the Party and dismissed from their responsible posts, or else they are idlers who should be taught to do their duty by a term of imprisonment ....
This book was published in the USSR in 1983. The original Russian version appeared in 1977.

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