V. I. Lenin

To the Third Congress of the

Young Communist International


Written: 4 December, 1922
First Published: Pravda No. 275, December 5, 1922; Published according to a typewritten copy corrected and signed by Lenin
Source: Lenin’s Collected Works, 2nd English Edition, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1965, Volume 33, page 446
Translated: David Skvirsky and George Hanna
Transcription\HTML Markup: David Walters & R. Cymbala
Copyleft: V. I. Lenin Internet Archive (www.marx.org) 2002. Permission is granted to copy and/or distribute this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

December 4, 1922

Dear Comrades,

I regret that I cannot greet you in person. I send you my best wishes for success in your work. I hope that notwithstanding your lofty title you will not forget the main thing, namely, that it is necessary to promote in a practical manner the training and education of young people.

With best communist greetings,

V. Ulyaizov (Lenin)


[1] The Third Congress of the Young Communist International took place in Moscow on December 4-16, 1922. It was attended by 121 delegates from 38 youth organisations in different countries. Lenin’s letter of greetings was read at the opening session. The congress sent him a message in reply.