First published in 1929 in the journal Proletarskaya Revolyutsiya No. 11.
Sent from Nuremberg.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 37, page 298.
Translated: The Late George H. Hanna
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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Maria Alexandrovna Ulyanova,
August 31, 1900
I am surprised, Mother dearest, that I have not received a single letter from you; I wrote to you twice from Paris and am now writing while travelling (I have been on a trip down the Rhine). I am well and am having a good time; I saw Anyuta a few days ago, took a trip on a very beautiful lake with her and enjoyed the wonderful views and the good weather—there has not been much good weather here either, mostly rain and thunderstorms. It’s as bad a summer here for tourists as it is in Russia.
Many kisses for you and regards to all. I ask Manyasha to send me as soon as possible all the books there are for me; as regards the boxes—I hope to write soon.
You may write to me at the same address (or to Anyuta to forward to me, although that is slower than if letters are sent to Paris).
 Lenin’s elder sister Anna was also abroad at the time.—Ed.
 Lenin did not live in Paris in 1900, and if he went there at all it was only for a short time; for purposes of secrecy he sent letters to Russia through Paris.
 This was said for the sake of secrecy. Early in September 1900 Lenin actually went to Nuremberg on his way to Munich for talks with the German Social-Democrat A. Braun about organisational and technical assistance in publishing Iskra.