Written: 7 November 1922
First Published: 1942; Published according to the manuscript
Source: Lenin’s Collected Works, 2nd English Edition, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1965, Volume 33, page 411
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
I regret very much that precisely today a slight indisposition has forced me to stay indoors. I send you my warmest greetings and wishes on the occasion of the fifth anniversary. I wish you success in your work for the next five years.
V. Ulyanov (Lenin)
November 7, 1922
 In August 1922 the workers of this factory requested the Moscow Soviet to name their factory after Lenin. This request was granted on September 9, 1922. In connection with the renaming of the factory and the approaching fifth anniversary of the October Revolution, a general meeting of workers decided to hold a rally on November 7. The workers invited Lenin to attend the rally. Unable to do so because of his illness, Lenin wrote this letter.