V. I.   Lenin



Published: First published in 1929 in the journal Proletarskaya Revolyutsiya No. 11. Sent from Munich to Podolsk. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 37, page 333.
Translated: The Late George H. Hanna
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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August 3, 1901

Mother dearest,

I have received your letter of June 13. A big merci for it. It is very strange that they won’t allow even Mitya a visit. There is one consolation—the case is coming to an end and soon our people will be released and sent into exile. Perhaps it can be arranged not too far from Moscow— I am talking about Manyasha, since Mark, as you say, has decided to go to his brother.[1] Since Mark’s case will probably end without a conviction there perhaps remains a hope of his being able to complete the course[2]—if not in the normal period, at least with the loss of only a year; he may be able to get special permission, since he has graduated in mathematics.

When is Mitya going away, and for how long? When will he be through with his examinations? What does he think of doing? Is he still as keen to become a public health officer?

Life here goes on as usual. I had thought of taking a short trip with Nadya but the weather is too changeable. We are again having rainy days now. This summer has been just the kind to spend in town, rather than in the country.

I am expecting a letter soon from Anyuta with her new address.

I embrace you fondly, my dear, and hope you keep well. Best regards to Mitya, Mark and Manyasha.

V. Ul.


[1] On release from prison, Mark Yelizarov intended going to Syzran, where his brother, P. T. Yelizarov, lived.

[2] At that time Mark Yelizarov was a student of the Moscow Engineering Institute of the Ministry of Railways.

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