V. I.   Lenin



Published: First published in 1929 in Lenin Miscellany XI. Sent from Munich to Berne. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 36, page 106.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
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February 18, 1902

Dear L. I.,

In reply to your letter, I hasten to tell you that the articles by Struve and Bulgakov appeared in the May 1897 issue of Novoye Slovo (No. 8, according to their special numbering).[1]

We are very glad that you will be finishing the article soon—please send the articles of Struve and Bulgakov along with it.

Have you made any use of the articles by Vl. Chernov in the latest issues of Russkoye Bogatstvo on the subjective method, Berdayev, etc.? What a good thing it would be to devote even a few lines to giving this chatterbox a dressing down! In No. 2 (February) of Sozialistische Monatshefte[2] someone called Lozinsky also tries to bury materialism and extols Berdayev.

We hear from Vologda (where Berdayev and Bogdanov are doing time) that the exiles there engage in earnest discussions of philosophy, and that Berdayev, as the one who knows most about it, appears to be “winning”.

Every good wish,


[1] Lenin informed Lyubov Axelrod of the publication of the articles by P. B. Struve and S. N. Bulgakov and sent her the clippings from Novoye Slovo (New Word), Vol. 8, May 1897. Axelrod used the material in her article, “Some Philosophical Exercises by Certain ‘Critics’”, which was directed against Struve and Bulgakov, and appeared in Zarya No. 4, August 1902.

[2] Sozialistische Monatshefte (Socialist Monthly)—the main organ of German opportunists and an organ of international revisionism, published in Berlin from 1897 to 1933. During the First World War it took a social-chauvinist stand.

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