V. I.   Lenin



Published: First published in 1930 in Lenin Miscellany XIII. Sent to New York. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1976], Moscow, Volume 35, pages 140-141.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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May 18, 1914

Dear Comrade Nazar,

Many thanks to you for the bulletins of the 13th Census and for the fifth volume of the 12th (1900) Census.

I have been expecting any day the same volume (Agriculture) of the 13th Census (Census of 1910), but for some reason it does not arrive. Probably the Statistical Bureau has sent it to you, because Hourwich wrote to me that this volume had been published. Please drop me a line whether you have this volume (Agriculture. Census of 1910), whether you can get it and send it me. I will immediately send you the cost of postage.

Please note my new address: Poronin (Galizien).

Congratulations on the splendid May Day in Russia: 250,000 in Petersburg alone!! Put Pravdy for May 1 has been confiscated, but I have learned from Novy Mir[2] that you often get confiscated issues as well. Altogether the news from Russia is evidence that revolutionary feelings are developing not only among the working class.

On May 15 Sima is leaving Cracow (Zak&fwhatthe;&awhatthe;d K&awhatthe;pielowy D-ra Kadena w Rabce. Galizien) for the summer to take a post in a village between Cracow and Poronin; she is very glad to have got this post.

N. K. sends her greetings. With all my heart I hope you will get better and have a good rest in the summer.

Yours, V. I.

P.S. We have lately had news from the organisation in the Urals: things are not at all bad there. They’re alive and growing!


[1] Nakoryakov, N. N. (b. 1881)—began his revolutionary activity in 1901, worked in the R.S.D.L.P. committees in Kazan and Samara and was a delegate to the Fourth Congress of the R.S.D.L.P. In 1911 he emigrated to America, where he edited the Menshevik orientated newspaper Novy Mir, published by Russian émigrés. In 1917 he returned to Russia and in 1925 joined the R.C.P. (B).

[2] Novy Mir (New World)—Menshevik-Orientated newspaper published by a group of Russian émigrés in New York in 1911–17. From 1912 to 1916 the paper was edited by J. Ellert (whose real name was N. N. Nakoryakov. See Note 458).

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