V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written January 10, 1903
Published: First published in 1928 is Lenin Miscellany VIII. Sent from London to Kharkov. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, page 105b.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Once again we earnestly and insistently implore and beg Zhenya[2] to write us more often and in greater detail, and in particular, to be sure to acknowledge immediately by return of post, if only by a few lines, receipt of our previous letters, and write about Boris’s reply and about the plan as regards the “announcement”. We are still waiting for that announcement—simply scandalous! And lastly: we earnestly advise you to publish the announcement as soon as possible. If Boris remains adamant, then do without him. Impatiently awaiting your reply.


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

[2] Zhenya—a code name for the Yuzhny Rabochy group.

The Announcement Lenin refers to below was made in December 1902 by the Organising Committee for convening the Second Congress of the R.S.D.L.P. (see present edition, Vol. 6, pp. 307–11).

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