Written: 12 January, 1922
First Published: Izvestia No. 10, January 14, 1922; Dictated by telephone; Published according to a typewritten copy
Source: Lenin’s Collected Works, 2nd English Edition, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1965, Volume 33, page 199
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
I gratefully accept your gift, which is the result of the creative initiative of the working people of Daghestan.
I wish you success in the difficult work of reviving the economy of Daghestan.
Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars of the R.S.F.S.R.
January 12, 1922
 Lenin’s greeting to the working people of Daghestan was written in reply to a letter from Comrade Karkmasov, Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars of the Daghestan Soviet Socialist Republic, in which he reported that a start had been made in tapping mineral resources. Two poods of mercury extracted In Daghestan were sent to Lenin as a production gift.