V. I.   Lenin



Published: First published [in] Petrogradskaya Pravda No. 253, November 11, 1920. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1976], Moscow, Volume 35, page 456.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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September 15, 1920

To the Chief Board of Management of the Coal Mines of Eastern Siberia For the workers in the mines and also for their technical personnel

Dear Comrades,

I thank you with all my heart for your greetings of August 2, 1920, transmitted through Comrade Ivan Yakovlevich Ilyin. My talk with Comrade Ilyin about the energetic work being done in the Siberian mines and his report of the gradual growth of conscious discipline among the workers (who are now working not for the capitalists but for themselves) gave me tremendous pleasure.

Particularly precious in your greetings, comrades, was the feeling of the deepest conviction in the final and complete victory of Soviet power over the landowners, capitalists and all kinds of exploiters, and also your unswerving firmness and determination to overcome all obstacles and difficulties. It is from this firmness of the working class and toiling masses that, like every other Communist, I draw my confidence in the inevitable world victory of the workers and the workers’ cause.

With communist greetings, and wishes for your speediest success,

Devotedly yours,
V. Ulyanov (Lenin)


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