V. I. Lenin

To The Fifth Congress Of The Young Communist League Of Russia[1]

Written:11 October, 1922
First Published: Pravda No. 230, October 12, 1922; Pub1ished according to the manuscript
Source: Lenin’s Collected Works, 2nd English Edition, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1965, Volume 33, page 374
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

Dear Friends,

I regret very much that I am unable to greet you in person. I wish your Fifth Congress every success in its work. I am convinced that the youth will make such good progress that when the next stage of the world revolution approaches they will be fully capable of coping with their tasks.

With cordial communist greetings,

V. Ulyanov (Lenin)

October 11, 1922


[1] This Congress was held in Moscow on October 11-17, 1922. It elected Lenin its honorary chairman. Lenin's greetings were read at the first. (ceremonial) sitting on October 11. In their greetings in reply, the Y.C.L.ers pledged themselves to surmount all the difficulties standing in the way of the working class and its youth, and asked for help in the communist education of young people.