Written: Written in May 1918
Published: First published in 1925 in the magazine Ogonyok No. 4 (95). Published in 1960 in the book: Albert Rhys Williams, O Lenine i Oktyabrskoi Revolyutsii (On Lenin and the October Revolution), Moscow. Printed from the text of the book.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 97c-98a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Through the American comrade Albert R. Williams I send my greetings to the American socialist internationalists. I firmly believe that in the long run the social revolution will be victorious in all civilised countries. When it begins in America it will far surpass the Russian revolution.
 This letter was written in English during a conversation with Albert Rhys Williams, the American journalist, who visited Lenin before leaving for the U.S.A.