V. I.   Lenin

To the First Congress of Working Women of Transcaucasia[1]

Written: Written in May, not later than 26th, 1922
Published: Published on May 29, 1922 in the newspaper Bakinsky Rabochy (Baku Worker) No. 117. Printed from the newspaper text.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, page 421a.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I greet the First Congress of working women of Transcaucasia. Thank you for electing me. I cannot attend owing to illness.



[1] The First Congress of Working Women of Transcaucasia opened in Baku on May 26, 1922. The following reports were made at the congress: development of the women’s movement in Soviet Russia and throughout the world and the tasks of the International Women’s Secretariat; the working women of Transcaucasia and the Third International; the present situation, and others. The congress closed on May 30.

Lenin’s greetings to the congress were written in reply to a message from the working women of Georgia, Armenia and   Azerbaijan notifying him that he had been elected delegate to the congress of working women of Transcaucasia.

The greetings were read out at the opening meeting of the congress.

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