Written: Written in September, not earlier than 3, 1920
Published: First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 427a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear Vladimir Ilyich,
Only my desperate situation compels me to trouble you with a most humble request. I am 74 years old, for 51 of them I have served my dear Moscow to the best of my strength and ability.... Knowing how crowded are the conditions in which the population is living, I met the authorities halfway and voluntarily gave up several rooms in my little house. All that remains are rooms that I need for myself or cold communicating rooms unsuitable for living in. Now they threaten to take these rooms away as well. I implore you to help me.... A few words, written by your order, will be sufficient guarantee for me.
With sincere respect,
Honoured Artist of the State Maly Theatre,
Check and phone that she is to be left in peace.