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170th anniversary
26th of September, 1849

I. P. Pavlov

1849 - 1936
















































Decree Of The Council Of People’ Commissars

In view of Academician I. P. Pavlov’s outstanding scientific services, which are of tremendous importance to the working people of the world, the Council of People’s Commissars decrees:

1. To set up, on the strength of the Petrograd Soviet’s proposal, a special commission with broad powers, consisting of Comrade M. Gorky, chief of Petrograd’s institutions of higher learning, Comrade Kristi, and member of the collegium of the Petrograd Soviet’s Administrative Department, Comrade Kaplun; whose task is to create, as soon as possible, the best conditions to ensure the research work of Comrade Pavlov and his associates.

2. To authorise the State. Publishers to print, in the best printing-house, a de luxe edition of the scientific work prepared by Academician Pavlov, summing up the results of his research over the past twenty years, leaving to Academician I. P. Pavlov the right of property in this work in Russia and abroad.

3. To authorise the Workers’ Supply Commission to issue to Academician Pavlov and his wife a special ration equal in caloricity to two academic rations.

4. To authorise the Petrograd Soviet to assure Professor Pavlov and his wife of the use for life of the flat they now occupy, and to furnish it and Academician Pavlov’s laboratory with every possible facility.

Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars

V. Ulyanov (Lenin)

Moscow, the Kremlin,
January 24, 1921


Pavlov has categorically rejected any kind of privileges towards his scientific staff.


There can be no doubt that it is only a return to Pavlov's road that physiology can be most effective, most beneficial to our people and most worthy of the Stalin epoch of the building of Communism. Glory to Pavlov's genius! Long live the leader of peoples, our great scientist and preceptor in all our major undertakings, Comrade Stalin!








Selected Works




Lectures on conditioned reflexes



Psychopathology and Psychiatry





Pavlov And His School

The Theory Of Conditioned Reflexes

Professor Y. P. Frolov - 1937