V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written in German
Published: First published in Russian in Pravda No. 21, January 21, 1931. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1976], Moscow, Volume 35, page 325.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Manner, Sirola, Kuusinen, Valpas and Viiku

Dear Comrades,

With the greatest happiness I have heard from, my Finnish friends that yon are at the head of the revolutionary wing of the Finnish Social-Democratic. Labour Party and are carrying on a struggle for the cause of the proletarian socialist revolution. I can state with confidence on behalf of the revolutionary proletariat of Russia that the great, organising talent of the Finnish workers, their high level of development arid their prolonged political schooling in democratic institutions will help them successfully to effect the socialist reorganisation of Finland. We count on the fraternal aid of the revolutionary Social-Democrats of Finland.

Long live the international socialist revolution!

With best greetings,
N. Lenin

November 11, 1917


[1] This letter was written in connection with the upswing of the revolutionary working-class movement in Finland sparked off by the October Socialist Revolution in Russia.

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