V. I.   Lenin



Published: First published in 1924 in the magazine Russky Sovremennik No. 1. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 249b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Alexei Maximovich:

I have sent your letter on to L. B. Kamenev.[1]

I am so tired that I am unable to do a thing.

Just think, you have been spitting blood, but refuse to go!! This is truly most shameless and unreasonable on your part.

In a good sanatorium in Europe, you will receive treatment, and also do three times as much useful work.

Really and truly.

Over here you have neither treatment, nor work—nothing but hustle. Plain empty hustle.

Go away and recover. I beg you not to be stubborn.



[1] A probable reference to Maxim Gorky’s letter connected with the proposal from ARA (American Relief Administration) to conclude an agreement with Soviet Russia. Lenin sent this letter to L. B. Kamenev on July 31, 1921.

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