V. I.   Lenin




Written: Written January 3, 1902
Published: First published in 1928 in Lenin Miscellany VIII. Sent from Munich to Kiev. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, page 78a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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We have received a letter from Kiev criticising the actions of the committee. It says that (1) the committee is insufficiently informed (there were arrests on the night of December 1, hut the committee is unable to ascertain who were arrested and why), and that it is slow in taking action. (2) A leaflet addressed to the workers should have been put out reporting the student unrest and indicating a course of action to the workers. The committee agreed that such a leaflet was needed, hut did not issue it on time. We propose to print the letter in our issue No. 14, which comes out in 10 days’ time. In view of this, reply at once whether you have any objections on either score, or send in your own account of the circumstances connected with these facts. In general the letter is an interesting one, but we would not wish to publish criticism of the actions of a friendly committee without hearing its opinion. Please answer promptly.[1]


[1] Postscript to a letter written by Krupskaya.—Ed.

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