J. V. Stalin

To All Organisations and Comrades Who Sent Greetings on the Occasion of Comrade Stalin’s Fiftieth Birthday

Source: Works, Vol. 12, April 1929-June 1930, p. 146
Publisher: Foreign Languages Publishing House, Moscow, 1954
First Published: Pravda, No. 302, December 22, 1929
Transcription/Markup: Brian Reid
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Your congratulations and greetings I place to the credit of the great Party of the working class which bore me and reared me in its own image and likeness. And just because I place them to the credit of our glorious Leninist Party, I make bold to tender you my Bolshevik thanks.

You need have no doubt, comrades, that I am prepared in the future, too, to devote to the cause of the working class, to the cause of the proletarian revolution and world communism, all my strength, all my ability and, if need be, all my blood, drop by drop.

With deep respect,
J. Stalin
December 21, 1929