First published in 1929 in the journal Proletarskaya Revolyutsiya No. 11.
Sent from Munich.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 37, pages 317-318.
Translated: The Late George H. Hanna
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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Maria Alexandrovna Ulyanova,
February 9, 1901
How are you? What news is there, what does Mitya write from Yuriev—he is probably working hard now the examinations are drawing near.
I recently received some old manuscripts from Manyasha and the Vienna gifts. A big merci for them.
The weather here is again turning wintry, i.e., there has been some snow. It is not cold, however, and the snow melts during the day.
I was at the opera a few days ago and heard La Juive with the greatest pleasure; I heard it once in Kazan (when Zakrzhevsky sang)—that must be thirteen years ago, and some of the tunes have remained in my memory. The music and singing were good. I have also been to theatres (German) on a few occasions and sometimes understood something, the general idea, at any rate. Do you go to the Moscow theatres?
Anyuta wrote recently that her work will detain her for a while yet.
Are you thinking of applying for permission for Nadya to visit you, my dear, just for a few days? She would probably like that very much, but the metropolitan cities are usually forbidden—after Ufa, she writes, they are the only prohibited places.
I should like Manyasha to drop me a line saying when she subscribes to magazines for me, so that I know when to ask for them at the post office.
I embrace you fondly, my dear, and send regards to all.
 It is not known what manuscripts are meant. For “Vienna gifts” see Note 209.
 Krupskaya stayed in Moscow for a few days on her way from Ufa to Germany.