Wired: 5 May, 1920
First Published: Kommunist (Baku) No. 7, May 9, 1920; Published according to the newspaper text
Source: Lenin’s Collected Works, 4th English Edition, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1965, Volume 31, page 135
Translated: Julius Katzer
Transcription\HTML Markup: David Walters & R. Cymbala
Copyleft: V. I. Lenin Internet Archive (www.marx.org) 2002. Permission is granted to copy and/or distribute this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License
The Council of People’s Commissars welcomes the liberation of the toiling masses of the independent Azerbaijan Republic and expresses its firm confidence that, under the leadership of its Soviet Government, the independent Republic of Azerbaijan will, together with the R.S.F.S.R., uphold its freedom and independence against imperialism, the sworn enemy of the oppressed nations of the East.
Long live the independent Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan!
Long live the workers and peasants of Azerbaijan!
Long live the alliance of the workers and peasants of Azerbaijan and Russia!
V. Ulyanov (Lenin)
Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars
May 5, 1920