Written: Written em January 18, 1921
Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 52. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 71b-72a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear D. Z.:
I quite understand you. When I spoke to your husband, I told him right away: wouldn’t it be better to go abroad? For I clearly saw that you would not be able to manage here (especially in Moscow). I was very much surprised that he refused to recognise this obvious fact.
I am not in Moscow at present. I have written to Gorbunov (a very good man), asking him on my behalf to talk both with the C.C. and the People’s Commissariat for Foreign Affairs about meeting your request. If need be, speak to Gorbunov (I enclose his telephone number) without hesitation: he is a very good man.
Best regards to the whole family, the children especially.
 On the envelope Lenin wrote: “Comrade D. Z. Shklovskaya, 3/69 Sheremetyevsky pereulok; (please sign for letter) (from Lenin).”— Ed.—Lenin
 See previous document.—Ed.
 Lenin was on holiday from January 1 to 22, 1921, and lived at Gorki, coming to Moscow for meetings of the R.C.P.(B.) Central Committee and the Council of Labour and Defence.