First published in 1929 in the journal Proletarskaya Revolyutsiya No. 4.
Sent from Shushenskoye to Podolsk.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 37, page 173.
Translated: The Late George H. Hanna
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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May 17, 1898
This week, Mother dearest, I received Manyasha’s letter of May 1.
I have not yet received my books but I hope to get them soon. Nadezhda Konstantinovna made detailed arrangements for them in Minusinsk.
It is probably not worth while subscribing to a newspaper; I hope to get Syn Otechestva from Tesinskoye.
The weather here is still foul—wind and rain. Spring just can’t settle down.
Regards to all. Have I got the address right?