First published in 1929 in the journal Proletarskaya Revolyutsiya No. 11.
Sent from Krakow.
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,
February 16, 1914
I recently returned from a trip (among other things, I lectured on the question of nationalities in Paris) 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.
 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.