V. I. Lenin

To The Working People Of Daghestan[1]

Written: 12 January, 1922
First Published: Izvestia No. 10, January 14, 1922; Dictated by telephone; Published according to a typewritten copy
Source: Lenin’s Collected Works, 2nd English Edition, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1965, Volume 33, page 199
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 gratefully accept your gift, which is the result of the creative initiative of the working people of Daghestan.

I wish you success in the difficult work of reviving the economy of Daghestan.

Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars of the R.S.F.S.R.

January 12, 1922


[1] Lenin’s greeting to the working people of Daghestan was written in reply to a letter from Comrade Karkmasov, Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars of the Daghestan Soviet Socialist Republic, in which he reported that a start had been made in tapping mineral resources. Two poods of mercury extracted In Daghestan were sent to Lenin as a production gift.