First published in Pravda No. 3, January 4, 1919.
Printed from the typewritten copy, collated with the newspaper text.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 180a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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January 1, 1919
Greetings and New Year salutations to the Communist group. With all my heart I wish that in the new year we shall all commit fewer stupidities than in the old and that the building up of Soviet power, to which the comrades of the Commissariat for Internal Affairs in particular are devoting their labours, will be carried to a successful conclusion.