First published in 1929 in the journal Proletarskaya Revolyutsiya No. 11.
Sent from Munich to Samara.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 37, page 338.
Translated: The Late George H. Hanna
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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February 26, 1902
I am sending you Nadya’s letter, Mother dearest. I have received your letter and Manya’s of January 31. Thank Mitya for taking on the job of forwarding the books.
Anyuta also wrote to me about Mark’s plan. Well, Harbin, I think, is not so very far away now and it will soon be nearer—when the line is opened. Anyway, Mark will probably not have to stay there very long. And if he cannot find something to do anywhere else—well, doing nothing is the worst possible thing. Give him very best regards from us all and tell him that we hope he will soon return from his distant wanderings.
Y.V. is now quite well. She sends you her best wishes and the same to Manyasha, Mitya and Mark. She intends going to Russia soon; I do not know whether she will or not, but she is talking seriously about it.
I thank Manyasha again for the books; I have received them all. Gorky, Volume 5, we have (quite by chance). Let her convey our very best wishes to the inhabitant of “the neighbouring farmstead” ; I am very glad that an old friend has turned up, the one with whom we spent many excellent evenings. I hope to write him a long letter soon.
I wrote in the last letter that I like your group very much.
Many kisses, my dear. Hoping you are well.
 The letter has been lost.—Ed. —Lenin
 This refers to A. A. Preobrazhensky.—Ed. —Lenin
 Apparently a group photograph.—Ed.