V. I.   Lenin



Published: First published in 1929 in the journal Proletarskaya Revolyutsiya No. 6. Sent from Shushenskoye to Podolsk. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 37, page 238.
Translated: The Late George H. Hanna
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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February 21, 1899

I am sending you another review, Mother dearest, and ask you to send it on to the writer.[2] I have never received the Ribot booklet that Anyuta promised; I am surprised at this and it is strange that Anyuta should single out the page on which the type is supposed to be the same as that used in the “markets”—page 24. Is Ribot’s book set in different types? This book is of no importance to me in itself, by the way, since I hope to get the first batch of proofs soon.

We are all well here, there is no change, but we are expecting visitors this week.[1] We are enjoying spring weather; it has been thawing for several days.

V. U.
Regards to all.

Nauchnoye Obozreniye for some reason do not think it necessary to send me either the first issue of the journal or reprints of my article. I have heard about P. Struve’s objection but have not yet seen it.[3]


[1] See next letter.—Ed.

[2] This appears to refer to Lenin’s review of the directory Torgovopromyshlennaya Rossiya. Spravochnaya kniga dlya kuptsov i fabrikantov (Commercial and Industrial Russia. Handbook for Merchants and Factory Owners), published in Nachalo No. 3 for 1899 (see Collected Works, Vol. 4, pp. 70–73).

[3] Lenin here refers to his article “A Note on the Question of the Market Theory” published in Nauchnoye Obozreniye No. 1 for 1899 (see Collected Works, Vol. 4, pp. 55–64). Struve’s article in reply to it, “Markets Under Capitalist Production (Apropos of Bulgakov’s Book and Ilyin’s Article)”, appeared in the same issue of the journal.

The market theory gave rise to a lively polemic in which A. Izgoyev, P. Nezhdanov, B. Avilov and P. Skvortsov also participated. In No. 8 of Nauchnoye Obozreniye Lenin published another article, “Once More on the Theory of Realisation” (see Collected Works, Vol. 4, pp. 74–93). Struve delayed publication of this article, apparently in order to print his “Answer to Ilyin” in the same issue. The polemics on this problem continued—Zhizn No. 12 for 1899 carried P. Nezhdanov’s article “The Polemics over the Market Question” and Lenin’s “Reply to Mr. P. Nezhdanov” (see Collected Works, Vol. 4, pp. 160–65). Letter No. 77 __PROGRESS_COMMENT_

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