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)
 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.