V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written December 21 or 22, 1912
Published: First published in 1930 in the journal Proletarskaya Revolyutsiya No. 4. Sent from Krakow to Saratov. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 37, pages 483-484.
Translated: The Late George H. Hanna
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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Mother dearest,

Please excuse me for the delay in answering your last letter; I have already received a second. Nadya will write you in detail about our way of life.[1]

We still have no news of Manyasha. Send her Nadya’s letter and mine if they are of interest to her.

I do not think you need worry about her; Vologda is better than Astrakhan as far as climate is concerned (infectious diseases are worse and more dangerous in Astrakhan); she will make friends with people. After all, the town is not far from Petersburg and Moscow. The St. Petersburg papers probably arrive only a day late.

It is difficult to arrange for any translation work; some contact must be established with publishers in Moscow or St. Petersburg. Nadya suggests what I think is a good idea write to the Sabashnikovs.[2] Perhaps Anyuta will also write to Krumbügel (if it is possible), etc. I, alas, have no contacts with publishers.

How is it that Mark is so often ill? That’s no good! He should take a rest in summer, for instance, in the mountains—four hours’ journey from here there is Zakopane, they say it is a wonderful place in the mountains.

We are not thinking of moving; unless the war chases us away, but I do not greatly believe in the war. We shall wait and see.

Best regards to Mitya and Anyuta. How is her finger? It is time it was cured!

I embrace you fondly, my dear, and hope you keep well.

V. Ul.


[1] The letter has been lost.—Ed. —Lenin

[2] The Sabashnikov Bros., publishers.—Ed.

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