V. I.   Lenin

To the Miner Comrades of the Petrovskoye Industrial Group[1]

Written: Written May 25, 1921
Published: First published July 1921 in the journal Vestnik Rabochego Pravlenia No. 9-10. Printed from the journal text.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 3nd English Printing, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 42, page 308b.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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Comrade Mezhlauk has told me of the great success in your work during April 1921: 294 poods per hewer compared with 291 poods in 1914. I congratulate our miner comrades on this outstanding success and send my best greetings. At this rate we shall overcome all difficulties and electrify the Donbas and Krivoi-Rog district, and that means everything.

With communist greetings,

V. Ulyanov (Lenin)


[1] This letter was written during the visit of I. I. Mezhlauk, then Director of the Petrovskoye Metallurgical Works, and was read at a meeting of the workers. It created a fresh upsurge of labour activity among the miners of the Donbas.

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