J. V. Stalin

Greetings to the Newspaper Communist1

December 30, 1923

Source : Works, Vol. 5, 1921 - 1923
Publisher : Foreign Languages Publishing House, Moscow, 1954
Transcription/Markup : Salil Sen for MIA, 2008
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I heartily congratulate the newspaper Communist on the appearance of its thousandth issue. May it be a reliable beacon, lighting up for the masses of working people of the East the path to the complete triumph of communism.

Secretary of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.


Bakinsky Rabochy, No. 294 (1022), December 30, 1923


1. Communist — a daily newspaper, organ of the Central Committee and of the Baku Committee of the Azerbaijanian Communist Party (Bolsheviks), published in the Azerbaijanian language. The first number was issued illegally by the Bolshevik organisation in'Azerbaijan on August 29, 1919, after which the paper was suppressed by the Mussavat government. Publication was resumed on April 30, 1920, after the establishment of Soviet power in Azerbaijan. J. V. Stalin's greetings were published in the Azerbaijanian language in the newspaper Communist on December 29, 1923, and in the Russian language in the newspaper Bakinsky Rabochy (Baku Worker), on December 30, 1923, and Zarya Vostoka (Dawn of the East), on January 3, 1924.