Written: Written March 8 or 9, 1912
Published: First published in 1930 in the journal Proletarskaya Revolyutsiya No. 4. Sent from Paris. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 37, page 473.
Translated: The Late George H. Hanna
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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Her Excellency Maria Alexandrovna Ulyanova,
Ugodnikovskaya Street, 26,
A few days ago we received another present from you, fish, caviare and smoked sturgeon fillets. A big merci. We are greatly enjoying these dainties and thinking of the Volga as we eat them. You really have been plying us with dainties from home this year!
How are you getting on? To judge by the newspapers it is cold and snowing where you are. It is spring here. A week ago I got my bicycle out again and went to the Bois des Verrières (that is where Manyasha went) and brought back some bursting willow buds. I went there again today with Nadya—the cherries are already in bloom. We are having spring weather but it’s not reliable, there is a lot of rain.
Where are you off to in summer? Y.V. thinks of going to Russia but I do not expect she will. We are thinking of sending her to friends of ours in Arcachon in the south of France.
Are you all well? I embrace you fondly, my dear. Best regards to Anyuta, Manyasha and Mark and also to Mitya.
Nadya and Y.V. send best regards.