V. I.   Lenin



Published: First published in 1929 in the journal Proletarskaya RevolyutsiyaNo. 11. Sent from Munich to Podolsk. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 37, pages 325-326.
Translated: The Late George H. Hanna
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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May 19, 1901

Mother dearest,

I have just received your letter with Mark’s letter enclosed and immediately have sent them both on to Anyuta, who has left for Berlin. She wants to do some work in the libraries there. I hope she will find it much more convenient in Berlin than here—the Prague[1] libraries are not up to much.

I am very sorry you have been unable to get a decent apartment, and that your summer place is not good either. The summer does not look promising for those who spend it in the country if one may judge by the beginning and by the weather here—cloudy and rainy. It is all right for us, of course, because we stay in town all summer, but it will be rotten for you. Perhaps Mitya will be able to find you something better. I also hope very much that Mark and Manyasha will soon manage to be with you.[2] Judging by Mark’s letter, he has to some extent adapted himself to the new conditions and found himself an occupation, so as not to be bored and not to impair his health too greatly. I am writing to him and Manyasha and ask you to send them the letters.

Many kisses for you, my dear; from the bottom of my heart I wish you good health and vigour and, especially, that you will soon be together with Manyasha and Mark.

V. U.

Regards to Mitya. He must be very busy, I suppose.


[1] Prague is mentioned for secrecy; the reference is actually to Munich.—Ed.

[2] Lenin’s sister Maria and his brother-in-law, Mark Yelizarov, had been arrested on the night of February 28, 1901, in connection with the case of the Moscow organisation of the R.S.D.L.P.

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