V. I.   Lenin



Published: First published in 1929 in the journal Proletarskaya Revolyutsiya No. 11. Sent from Krakow. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 37, page 513.
Translated: The Late George H. Hanna
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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Maria Ilyinichna Ulyanova,
Samarin’s House, Apt. 3,
Moskovskaya Street,

February 16, 1914

Dear Manyasha,

I recently returned from a trip (among other things, I lectured on the question of nationalities in Paris)[1] and still cannot settle down to write.

How are you? When will your term of exile be over?

How is Mother keeping? Has she completely recovered?

It is a long time since I had news of Mark or Mitya. I know nothing about their way of life or their plans.

There have been no changes here. We still live modestly. Nadya seems to be in for a relapse of her thyroid trouble— the symptoms are still mild but they are there. Perhaps I shall have to take her for another operation in spring.... It is still not certain and it is better so far to say nothing to her about it. I am quite well, so is Y.V.

All the best. Give Mother many kisses for me.

V. U.


[1] This refers to Lenin’s lecture on the question of nationalities delivered in the Grand Hall of the Paris Geographical Society on January 23, 1914.

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