Vladimir Lenin Telegram with Autograph Note Signed. Rare 1921 telegram, 9.25" x 6.75", in Russian, sent from London by Soviet Chairman Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924) to People's Commissar L. B. Krasin. At the time of this communication, Lenin was concerned with establishing neighborly relations with the West. An English trade mission was scheduled to arrive in Moscow, and Lenin was inquiring if everything was ready. At the top of the telegram, Lenin has written "To Krasin"; to the right of the handwriting is an inspection stamp. The body of the telegram reads in full: "INCOMING No. 949 15/VII 1921 / FROM LONDON 7261 75 WORDS 13/7 TO CHICHERIN MOSCOW No. 1489 COPY TO LENIN AND KRASIN THE TWELFTH / There has been a final decision for the English Delegation to depart Sunday July 17 stop The passports had been submitted visas issued stop Will arrive Riga by Thursday July twenty-first stop They are requesting to have a passenger train for fifteen people two goods wagons one flat wagon for an automobile ready by that day paragraph (50 words) According to promise given to Peters in Moscow he hopes the house will be ready by the arrival reminds about promised disinfection telephones installed small repairs 13 July No. 7261 / Klyshko" Lenin's handwritten addition follows in full: "Keep your eyes open. Check it and make sure, that everything is really done. Lenin" The telegram is in good condition with folds, creases, small holes, and some foxing.

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