V. I.   Lenin



Published: First published in English in July 1923 in the magazine Soviet Russia Pictorial. First published in Russian on April 21, 1961 in Izvestia No. 96. Printed from a photocopy of the English text in an unknown hand and signed by Lenin.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 597b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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To the highly esteemed Charles Proteus Steinmetz, one of the few exceptions to the united front of representatives of science and culture opposed to the proletariat.

I hope that a further deepening and widening of the breach in this front will not have to be awaited long. Let the example of the Russian workers and peasants holding their fate in their own hands serve as an encouragement to the American proletariat and farmers. In spite of the terrible consequence of the war destruction we are going ahead, though not possessing to the extent of one tenth the tremendous resources for the economic building of a new life that have been at the disposal of the American people for many years.[1]

Vladimir Oolianoff

Moscow. 7.XII.1922.


[1] This letter to Charles P. Steinmetz was taken to the U.S.A. by the American Communist Harold Ware, who in 1922 led a tractor   team on the Toikino State Farm in Perm Gubernia. See Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Edition, Vol. 54, Document 354.

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