First published in Russian and English (facsimile) on January 21, 1926 in Krasnaya Gazeta No. 17.
Printed from a photocopy of the English original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 368b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear Mr. Armand Hammer!
Comrade Reinstein tells me you are leaving Moscow tonight. I am very sorry I am occupied at the session of the Central Committee of our Party. I am extremely sorry I am unable to see you once more and greet you.
Please be so kind and greet your father, Jim Larkin, Ruthenberg and Ferguson, all best comrades now in American gaols. My best sympathy and best wishes to all them.
Once more best greetings to you and your friends in connection with flour for our workers and your concession. The beginning is extremely important. I hope it will be the beginning of extreme importance.
With best wishes
P.S. I beg to apologise for my extremely bad English.