V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written September 28, 1911
Published: First published in 1929 in the journal Proletarskaya Revolyutsiya No. 11. Sent from Lucerne (Switzerland). Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 37, page 472.
Translated: The Late George H. Hanna
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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Maria Alexandrovna Ulyanova,
Ugodnikovskaya Street, 26,
Yelizarov’s Apartment,

Mother dearest,

I am writing from Lucerne. I came to Switzerland quite unexpectedly (on account of the meeting of the International Socialist Bureau in Zürich).[1] I am travelling round lec- turing.[2] Yesterday I went out climbing on the Pilatus— nearly 7,000 feet. The weather is wonderful so far and I am having an excellent holiday. I embrace you fondly and send very best regards to everyone.

V. U.


[1] The meeting of the International Socialist Bureau was held on September 23–24, 1911 in Zurich. Lenin spoke in defence of Rosa Luxemburg against the opportunists among the German Social-Democrats.

[2] Lenin delivered a lecture on “Stolypin and the Revolution” in a number of Swiss towns—in Zürich on September 26, in Berne on September 28 and in Geneva on October 2.

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