V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on December 22 and 28, 1898
Published: First published in 1929 in the journal Proletarskaya Revolyutsiya No. 5. Sent from Minusinsk. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 37, page 214.
Translated: The Late George H. Hanna
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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Mlle M. Oulianoff,
Rue des Minimes, 40,

December 22, 1898

I have received Kovalevsky’s book from you, Manyasha, but not a single letter. This surprises me (and all of us); since that first letter from you we have not had another. Are letters being lost? Or, perhaps, you are so full of your new life that no time is left for-letters? I have had Kovalevsky’s book for a long time; I got it in November, when I ordered it from a Petersburg shop; I started reading it but, I must admit, did not finish it—it is a boring compilation. Write and tell us when you think of coming for the summer, what newspapers and journals you are reading, and whether you have got to know Brussels properly and the publishing business there. Send me Journal officiel,[3] when it contains interesting parliamentary speeches. I intend writing you a long letter after Christmas, to celebrate which we are going to Minusinsk in a few days.

V. U.

Nadya sends regards.

I received your letter of December 20.[1] I am now in Minusinsk. I will reply on return.

V. U.


[1] New Style.—Ed.

[2] This was written in Shushenskoye on a postcard. The postscript shows that Lenin took it with him to Minusinsk and did not post it until December 28.

[3] Journal Officiel de la République Fran\c caise—Official Journal of the French Republic, published in Paris.

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