N. Krupskaya


To Lenin’s Mother

Written: 17 January, 1899. Letter sent from Shushenskoye to Podolsk
Published: 1931 In Lenin’s Letters to Relatives. Printed from the original
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 37, pages 576.
Translated/Edited: George H. Hanna and Robert Daglish.
Transcription/Markup: D. Walters
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Dear Maria Alexandrovna,

Many thanks for the parcel, the only thing is ihat you are spoiling us too much. On the whole I must admit I have a very sweet tooth and in self-defence I say that my “organism requires it” (I have to say something). By the way, I am now converting Volodya to my faith. I feed him sweets regularly, every day after dinner and after supper, and every tine he says it’s outrageous”, but eats them and enjoys them. Although we do have enough consuming capacity, we intend leaving some of the sweets for Shrovetide, when we shall be having guests and shall provide the feast of feasts. Here I must stop. I embrace you fondly. Kisses for Azrya and regards to all.