First published in 1923 in Ogonyok No. 35.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 35, page 445.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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April 27, 1920
Dear Klimenty Arkadyevich,
Many thanks to you for your book and kind words. I was simply delighted to read your remarks against the bourgeoisie and for Soviet power. I shake your hand very warmly and with all my heart wish you health, health and health again!
V. Ulyanov (Lenin)
 Timiryazev, K. A. (1843–1920)—Russian Darwinist, outstanding botanist and physiologist, gifted populariser and propagandist of scientific knowledge. Corresponding Member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences. He was the first eminent scientist to welcome the October Socialist Revolution.
 Reference is to Timiryazev’s book Nauka i Demokratiya. Sbornik statei 1904–1919 (Science and Democracy. Collected articles 1904– 1919), Moscow, 1920.
On page IX of the book there is a gift inscription from the author that reads: “To deeply respected Vladimir Ilyich Lenin from K. Timiryazev, who counts it his good fortune to be Lenin’s contemporary and a witness of his glorious work.”