V. I.   Lenin



Published: 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
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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.[1]



[1] 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.)

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