First published in Pravda No. 19, January 24, 1924.
Printed from the facsimile.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 35, page 543.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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January 20, 1922
Would you not write to me briefly (two-three pages maximum)
how many letters come from the peasants to Bednota?
what is important (particularly important) and new in these letters?
The topical subjects?
Could I not once in two months receive such letters (the next by March 15, 1922)? α) average number of letters β) moods γ) most important topical subjects.
With communist greetings,
 Bednota (The Poor)—daily peasant newspaper published in Moscow from March 27, 1918 to February 1, 1931, when it was merged with Sotsialisticheskoye Zemledeliye (Socialist Agriculture).