Written: Written on September 9, 1922
Published: Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 564b-565a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear Comrade Tomsky:
I shall fulfil your request with great pleasure. Please write me whether or not there are any special subjects that you want me to deal with in my letter. I have fallen very far behind, and don’t know whether it is all right to confine myself to a general and plain message of greetings, or whether I should discuss more or less circumstantially any special subject.
With warm communist greetings to the whole Presidium,
 See also Document 755 of this volume.—Ed.
 Chairman of the Presidium of the All-Russia Central T.U.C., M. P. Tomsky, asked Lenin to write a letter to the forthcoming Fifth All-Russia Congress of Trade Unions.