First published in 1929 in the journal Proletarskaya Revolyutsiya No. 2-3.
Sent to Moscow.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 37, page 105.
Translated: The Late George H. Hanna
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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Minusinsk, May 7, 1897
We arrived here, Mother dearest, only yesterday. Tomorrow we intend to go to our villages, and I wanted to write to you in greater detail about our journey here, which proved to be very expensive and very uncomfortable (so there is no sense in your coming here), but I don’t know whether I shall manage it because today I am quite worn out after the journey and tomorrow I shall probably be even busier. If I do not manage to write in greater detail tomorrow, I shall confine myself to what is written here, so that you have some news of me, and will postpone a detailed letter until I arrive at “Shu-shu-shu”... as I call the place where I shall eventually find peace.
 Lenin, Krzhizhanovsky and Starkov arrived in Minusinsk on May 6, 1897 and were sent from there to their places of exile on May 8.