Message Of Greetings To The All-Russia Conference Of Gubernia Departments For Work Among Women

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Author(s) Lenin
Written 6 December 1920


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First Published: Pravda No. 286, December 19, 1920; Published according to the manuscript
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 4th English Edition, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1965, Volume 31, page 460
Collection(s): Pravda
Keywords : Russia, Women

The Conference met in Moscow from December 1 to 6, 1920, with over 200 women delegates participating, representing 5 republics, 05 gubernias and 5 administrative regions. The Conference discussed a report on the foreign and domestic situation of the country, a report of the CC. ’s Department on work among women, the immediate tasks of departments for work among women, and the question of mother and child protection. The Conference emphasised the need to boost production and extend production propaganda and the enrolment of working women in the trade unions and the Workers’ and Peasants’ Inspection.

Lenin’s message of greetings, conveyed by telephone, was read at a sitting of the Conference on December 6.

Telephone Message

Comrades, I very much regret that I have not been able to attend your conference. Please convey to the delegates, both men and women, my sincere greetings and wishes for every success.

The participation of women in Party and Soviet activities has acquired a gigantic significance today, when the war has ended, and the peaceful work of organisation has-for a long time to come, as I hope-advanced into the foreground. In this work the women must play a leading part, and will of course do so.

V. Ulyanov (Lenin)

Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars

December 6, 1920