V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written at the end of November 1912
Published: First published in 1929 in the journal Proletarskaya Revolyutsiya No. 11. Sent from Krakow to Saratov. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 37, page 481.
Translated: The Late George H. Hanna
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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Dear Manyasha,

Many thanks for the photographs[1] and the letter. At long last! How are you feeling now?

I am not surprised that you have chosen the north,[3] I would probably have done the same myself. I hope that they will not send you too far away—there are some nasty places there. Please write as soon as you arrive.

We have been having a lot of trouble during the past few days and so I could not answer you immediately.

This place is full of rumours of war, as, by the way, you can see from the papers. If there is a war I shall probably have to move to Vienna (or to that town where I last saw you).[2] But I do not believe there will be a war.

I kiss you fondly, my dear. So do Y.V. and Nadya.

V. Ulyanov

P. S. Write and tell me whether you will be receiving Neue Zeit.


[1] Lenin received photographs of his mother and his two sisters.— Ed.

[2] Lenin here refers to his meeting with his mother and sister in Stockholm in September 1910.—Ed.

[3] Lenin’s sister Maria was to be exiled to Astrakhan Guberaia in connection with the Saratov R.S.D.L.P.(B.) case. At the request of her relatives the place of exile was changed to Vologda Gubernia.

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