V. I. Lenin

To the Younger Generation[1]

Written: 18 December, 1919
First Published: Smena No. 1, December 18, 1919; Published according to the Smena text
Source: Lenin’s Collected Works, 4th English Edition, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1965, Volume 30, page 276
Translated: George Hanna
Transcription/HTML Markup: David Walters & Robert Cymbala
Copyleft: V. I. Lenin Internet Archive (www.marx.org) 2002. Permission is granted to copy and/or distribute this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

Greetings to the working-class and peasant youth of Petrograd Gubernia on the occasion of their communist labour week.

Intensify your work in this field, my young comrades, so that you can apply your fresh, young forces to the building of a new and brighter life.

V. Ulyanov (Lenin)


[1] This letter of greetings in the magazine Smena (The Younger Generation) was addressed to the youth of Petrograd Gubernia in connection with the “youth week” organised by the Young Communist League to enlist young workers and peasants in voluntary work for the public good on a widest possible scale.