V. I.   Lenin



Published: First published in 1929 in the journal Proletarskaya Revolyutsiya No. 8-9. Sent from Shushenskoye to Podolsk. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 37, page 270.
Translated: The Late George H. Hanna
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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August 1, 1899

I do not think there is very much news this week, Mother dearest. The weather has changed to real summer, it is very hot and rather interferes with shooting, which I am indulging in very strenuously because it will probably be over soon.

I do not remember whether I wrote about the doctor (Y. M. Lyakhovsky), that he has made a trip to Chita as a doctor and intends to accept a similar post in Sretensk.

Visitors have arrived—M.A. with his wife and others. Excuse me for cutting this letter short. We are all well and send regards. I shall write to Anyuta soon about the Credo (which interests and exasperates me and everybody else) in detail.[1]

Many kisses,
V. U.


[1] Lenin’s detailed analysis of the Credo appears to have been sent in a letter written in invisible ink.

Credo, or Creed, was the name under which the programme or manifesto of the group of Economists, written by Y. D. Kuskova, became known. It was sent to Lenin in Shushenskoye by his sister Anna. Lenin’s sister later recalled that she had received the Credo in St. Petersburg from A. M. Kalmykova and “in the next letter in invisible ink to my brother, one of those written in books and journals, added this composition, rewritten in invisible ink.... I gave the document the first name that came into my head and wrote ’I am sending you some “Credo of the young”.”’

After having received the Credo Lenin wrote “A Protest by Russian Social-Democrats” which was discussed and adopted at a meeting of seventeen Marxists exiled to Minusinsk District (Collected Works, Vol. 4, pp. 167–82).

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