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    Vladimir Ilyich Lenin Autograph Note Signed and Archive Regarding the Case of a Peasant Named Chekunov. "Lenin" on an envelope 8.75" x 7" in Russian asking "... should we admit our mistake about Chekunov, or rather collect more information, and how?" Chekunov visited Moscow where he met with Lenin, Kalinin, and Osinskiy and received an invitation to work in the People's Commissariat of Agriculture. An investigation concluded that Chekunov had once been accused of being friendly with Stolypin and Kerensky. He was publicly accused of false allegiance to Lenin in an article in the newspaper Bednota (The Poor). The archive includes an article written in defense of Chekunov. It also includes letters from Kalinin and Osinskiy written in support of him. Most importantly, there are documents entailing Lenin's inquiry into the matter and the response from the editor of the Bednota who agreed to form a high level committee to investigate the matter and vindicate Chekunov in the newspaper. The archive consists of fifteen pages of documents with translations. All items are housed in a red full Moroccan leather case. In addition to the documents, there is a sepia photograph of Lenin.

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