V. I. Lenin

Eighth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.) March 18-23, 1919


Wireless Message Of Greeting On Behalf Of The Congress To The Government Of The Hungarian Soviet Republic[19]

March 22

To the Government of the Hungarian Soviet Republic, Budapest

The Eighth Congress of the Russian Communist Party sends ardent greetings to the Hungarian Soviet Republic. Our Congress is convinced that the time is not far distant when communism will triumph all over the world. The working class of Russia is making every effort to come to your aid. The proletariat throughout the world is watching your struggle with intense interest and will not permit the imperialists to raise their hands against the new Soviet Republic.

Long live the world communist republic!

First published in Hungarian in the newspaper Népszava No.71,
March 25, 1919.
First published in Russian in 1927
Published according to the Russian translation


[19] The Eighth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.) instructed Lenin to send greetings in the name of the Congress to the Hungarian Soviet Republic in connection with the information received to the effect that a Soviet Republic had been formed there on March 21, 1919 and the dictatorship of the proletariat had been established. The Hungarian Soviet Republic continued in existence until August 1919.