First published in 1929 in the journal Proletarskaya Revolyutsiya No. 11.
Sent from Paris to Saratov.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 37, page 469.
Translated: The Late George H. Hanna
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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April 8, 1911
You will probably receive this letter on the Russian April 1. On the occasion of your name day I congratulate you and Manyasha. I hope you will soon be well—completely recovered. Today I saw the doctor —the father of Anyuta’s “godson”—and he says that after an attack of lumbago you have to take great care of yourself to prevent a relapse. By the way—his wife and children intend coming to Russia, but for the summer they want to go to the country.
I received your letter describing life in Saratov and expressing some ideas about Manyasha, my dear. Do not worry in advance, perhaps things may turn out quite differently from what you imagine by the time summer is over.
Where are you thinking of spending the summer? In Saratov itself? Is it a good place for the summer?
For a week we have had real winter weather here, snow and frost. Now there has been a new turn to spring. Y.V. caught cold in the frosty weather and is in bed. In general everything goes on as usual, we are leading a quiet life. Unfortunately there is little news from Manyasha. How does she feel? Best regards to her and to everybody.
I embrace you fondly, my dear, and hope you keep well.
 M. F. Vladimirsky.—Ed.