V. I.   Lenin

Letter to the Propaganda and Action Council of the Peoples of the East[1]

Dictated: Dictated by telephone not before December 17, 1921
Published: First published April 22, 1957 in Pravda No. 112. Printed from the secretary’s notes.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, page 369a.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala and D. Walters
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Dear Comrades,

I heartily welcome your forthcoming publication. I am very sorry that ill-health prevents me from contributing an article. I hope that the business of attracting the best representatives of the working people of the East will make faster and wider progress thanks to your newspaper. The destiny of all Western civilisation now largely depends on drawing the working masses of the East into political activities.

With best wishes and greetings,


Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars of the R.S.F.S.R.


[1] The Propaganda and Action Council of the Peoples of the East was elected at the First Congress of the Peoples of the East held in Baku in September 1920. The Council set itself the task of supporting and uniting the liberation movement of the peoples of the East.

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