N. Krupskaya


To Lenin’s Mother

Written: 27 May, 1912. Letter sent from Paris to Saratov
Published: 1931, First published in Lenin’s Letters to Relatives.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 37, pages 613-614.
Translated/Edited: George H. Hanna and Robert Daglish.
Transcription/Markup: D. Walters
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May 27

Dear Maria Alexandroyna,

Your letter was indeed a sad one, one misfortune after another.[See Note No. 311.—Editor] But I do believe Manyasha and Anyuta will soon be released. Judging by the newspapers there are now house searches going on all over Russia, and they are arresting everyone who has been inside before, arresttng them on sight, as a precaution against “scniething happening”, and then, a couple of weeks later, they let them go. I have heard of several such absurd arrests

But it’s a pity you have to worry so much and so deeply while things are being sorted out.

Look after yourself, my dearest. I embrace you fondly, and kiss you.


Mother sends her very best regards