First published on March 29, 1928, in Pravda No. 75 and Izvestia No. 75.
Sent to Petrograd.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 260b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
Public Domain: Lenin Internet Archive. You may freely copy, distribute, display and perform this work, as well as make derivative and commercial works. Please credit “Marxists Internet Archive” as your source.
Other Formats: Text • README
Dear Alexei Maximych,
You seem to stay too long in Petrograd, really. It is not good to stay in one place. It’s tiring and boring. Would you care to take a trip? We can arrange it.
 Lenin advised Gorky to “take a trip” on the propaganda steamer Red Star, which was making a cruise on the Volga and Kama. Krupskaya took part in this trip along with a group of top-level functionaries of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.), the C.E.C., and various People’s Commissariats. On July 10, Lenin wired Krupskaya: “I saw Gorky today and tried to persuade him to travel on your steamer, about which I had sent a telegram to Nizhni, but he flatly refused.” = (See present edition, Vol. 37, p. 545.)