V. I.   Lenin



Published: First published in 1928 in Lenin Miscellany VIII. Sent from London to St. Petersburg. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, pages 90b-91a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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12.VIII. 02

Just received your letter of July 25 and read it together with Grazhdanin. We are surprised that you, as a member of the Organising Commission,[2] are not carrying out the earlier intention to co-opt new members from among workers outside Manya.[1] Grazhdanin believes this measure is the only way to reorganise Manya from top to bottom, and it should be done as soon as possible.

You must see to it that nothing happens to Arkady: we hold you responsible for him, and shall take action against you if you do not get him out of Petersburg before   he is arrested. Let him not be carried away by live work and forget that the gendarmes are also alive. We badly need someone in the South (in Kharkov or Kiev!). Couldn’t Arkady be sent there?


[1] Identity not established.—Ed.

[2] The commission mentioned here was set up in July 1902 at a joint meeting of representatives of Iskra, the St. Petersburg League of Struggle for the Emancipation of the Working Class and the Workers’ Organisation to reorganise the St. Petersburg Committee.

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