V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written em January 18, 1921
Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 52. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 71b-72a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear D. Z.:

I quite understand you. When I spoke to your husband, I told him right away: wouldn’t it be better to go abroad? For I clearly saw that you would not be able to manage here (especially in Moscow). I was very much surprised that he refused to recognise this obvious fact.

I am not in Moscow at present.[3] I have written to Gorbunov (a very good man), asking him on my behalf to talk both with the C.C. and the People’s Commissariat for   Foreign Affairs about meeting your request.[2] If need be, speak to Gorbunov (I enclose his telephone number) without hesitation: he is a very good man.

Best regards to the whole family, the children especially.



[1] On the envelope Lenin wrote: “Comrade D. Z. Shklovskaya, 3/69 Sheremetyevsky pereulok; (please sign for letter) (from Lenin).”— Ed.—Lenin

[2] See previous document.—Ed.

[3] Lenin was on holiday from January 1 to 22, 1921, and lived at Gorki, coming to Moscow for meetings of the R.C.P.(B.) Central Committee and the Council of Labour and Defence.

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