N. Krupskaya


To Lenin’s Sister Maria

Written: 8 February, 1916. Letter sent from Berne.
Published: 1930, First published in Lenin’s Letters to Relatives.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 37, page 626.
Translated/Edited: George H. Hanna and Robert Daglish.
Transcription/Markup: D. Walters
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Her Excellency
Maria Ilyinichna Ulyanova,
Malaya Gruzinskaya, 7, Apt. 13,

Sent by Mine Oulianofi,
Seidenweg 4aIII à Berne

February 8, 1916

Dear Manyasha,

Thanks for inquiring about the Gorbunovs,[ I. I. and Y. Y. Gorbunov-Posadov.—Editor.] they really did write. I have begun to receive their journal again and I see that it has been considerably reduced in size. On Volodya’s advicel sent the pamphlet to Petrograd. Volodya wrote to the publisher about it.[Collected Works, Vol. 36, p. 367.—Editor.] Anya wrote that we may also try Bench or the Popovs. The postcard you sent in spring about the Granats was received. Volcdya wrote to you and to the Granats but got no answer. Perhaps you will ask them the date by which it must be sent and what length it should be. Write more often to Volodya, he is always anxious to receive your letters and you have now started writing very occasionally. It is true that it is somehow difficult to write. Do you know anything about Lidya, I have had no news of her since spring, although i have written to her. Many kisses. Volodya was very pleased to receive your long letter. Perhaps you will write again some time.

All the best,

The newspapers and books have arrived. Volodya wrote to you when he received them.