V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written in English
Published: First published in Russian in 1957 in the book: Dokumenty vneshnei politiki SSSR (Documents of the Foreign Policy of the U.S.S.R.), Vol. I. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 82a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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30. IV. 1918

Dear Mr. Robins,

I thank you very much for your letter. I am sure the new democracy, that is, the proletarian democracy, is coming in all countries and will crush all obstacles and the imperialist-capitalist system in the new and the old world,

With kindly regards and thanks,
Yours truly,


[1] This letter is a reply to Raymond Robins, a member of the American Red Cross Mission. It was written in English. At the head of the letter, Lenin wrote: “Reply 30.IV. 1918.”

On the eve of his departure from Soviet Russia for the United States, R. Robins wrote to Lenin expressing sincere thanks for the assistance given him in his work for the American Red Cross Mission.

A few days later, on May 11, 1918, Lenin wrote a letter addressed “To All Soviets of Workers’ and Soldiers’ Deputies and Other Soviet Organisations”, requesting them “to give every assistance to Colonel Robins and the other members of the American Red Cross Mission for their unhindered and speedy journey from Moscow to Vladivostok”.

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