V. I.   Lenin



Published: First published in Pravda No. 19, January 24, 1924. Printed from the facsimile.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1976], Moscow, Volume 35, page 543.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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January 20, 1922

Comrade Karpinsky,

Would you not write to me briefly (two-three pages maximum) 

how many letters come from the peasants to Bednota[1]?

what is important (particularly important) and new in these letters?

Their moods?

The topical subjects?

Could I not once in two months receive such letters (the next by March 15, 1922)? α) average number of letters β) moods γ) most important topical subjects.

With communist greetings,


[1] Bednota (The Poor)—daily peasant newspaper published in Moscow from March 27, 1918 to February 1, 1931, when it was merged with Sotsialisticheskoye Zemledeliye (Socialist Agriculture).

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