V. I. Lenin

To the Trade Union Committee and all Workers of the First State Motor Works[1]

Written: 7 April, 1921
First Published: Pravda No. 21, January 21, 1940; Published according to the manuscript
Source: Lenin’s Collected Works, 1st English Edition, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1965, Volume 32, page 285
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
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

Dear comrades,

Comrade Smirnov, Chairman of your Trade Union Committee, has informed me of the production of motors and has invited me to attend the ceremony on April 7.

Please accept my congratulations, comrades, on the success of your efforts and the anniversary of the courses for mechanics. With all my heart, I wish you vigorous pursuit of your work, in which you are sure to score further successes. They are of especial significance from the standpoint of the whole mass of workers and peasants, because, the development of motor production in Russia, with her abundant oil resources, holds out the possibility of organising the supply of peasant farms with efficient and low-cost machines. You must do all you can to make motor manufacture an even greater success.

With best wishes and communist greetings,



[1] Lenin’s reply to a letter from the Trade! Union Committee of the First State Motor Works informing him about the production of motors and inviting him to attend a ceremony on April 7, 1921. Lenin sent his congratulations Wishing his message to be cabled to the workers at the right time, he wrote; “To be sent at 12 o'clock.”