V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written July 15, 1919
Published: First published in the Fourth Edition of the Collected Works. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 37, page 546.
Translated: The Late George H. Hanna
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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Nadezhda Konstantinovna Ulyanova,
Government vessel Krasnaya Zvezda

July 15

Nadya dearest,

I am taking advantage of Krestinsky’s visit to Perm to write to you. Maybe he will catch up with you.

Yesterday I received a telegram from Molotov in Kazan and answered him in time for you to get it before the vessel leaves Kazan, which should be, I am told, at 3 a.m.

I learned from Molotov that you did have a heart attack; that means that you are overworking yourself. You must stick strictly to the rules and obey the doctor’s orders absolutely.

Otherwise you will not be able to work when winter comes. Don’t forget that!

I have already wired you about affairs in the People’s Commissariat of Education.

Things are going brilliantly on the Eastern Fronts. Today I learned of the capture of Yekaterinburg. In the south there has been a change, but there is still no serious turn for the better. I hope there will be.

I could not persuade Gorky to go, hard as I tried.

Yesterday and the day before I was in Gorki with Mitya (he has been here for four days) and Anya. The limes are in bloom. We had a good rest.

I embrace you fondly and kiss you. Please rest more and work less.

V. Ulyanov


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