N. Krupskaya


To Lenin’s Mother

Written: 27 September, 1902. Letter sent from Munich to Podolsk
Published: 1929 in the journal Proletarshaya Revolyufsiya No. 11 Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 37, pages 604-605.
Translated/Edited: George H. Hanna and Robert Daglish.
Transcription/Markup: D. Walters
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Dear Maria Alexandrovna,

It is a long time since we had a letter from you and I am beginning to get seriously worried..,. How are you keeping? Where is Anya now? If she is still with you, give her a lot of kisses for me. What about Manyasha? Have you got decently fixed up, have you rented a suitable apartment?

We are all well. This is a wonderful autumn and Volodya and I often go out in the country. Mother is gradually getting used to the new surroundings, although she does not like big cities. She sends her regards to all. I embrace you fondly, you and Manyasha, and Anyuta, too, if she is with you.