Written: Written in Geneva and mailed to a local address
Published: First published in 1928 in the journal Oktyabr No. 12. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 43, pages 114b-115a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear V. D.,
G. V. told me that you can get from one of your acquaintances a
Brockhaus and Efron encyclopaedia. If so, I would kindly ask you to get me
the volumes containing the articles:
I am greatly in need of the reference material in these volumes for an article I am writing in a hurry. Please let me know if you can get them.
Just received the pamphlet by Engels and am sending it on to you. Ask V. M. to translate all the Vorbemerkung and return the pamphlet to me without delay.
When could she return it?
Just received your report. Thanks!
 Lenin was working at the time on the article “Reply to Criticism of Our Draft Programme” (see present edition, Vol. 6, pp. 438–53).—Ed.
 Prefatory notes.—Ed.
 A reference to Engels’s “The Peasant Question in France and Germany” (see Marx and Engels, Selected Works in one volume, Moscow, 1968, pp. 633–50).
 The reference is to the report “Division and Sectarianism in Russia” written by V. D. Bonch-Bruyevich at the request of Lenin and Plekhanov for the Second Congress of the R.S.D.L.P. Later the report was published in the Social-Democratic paper for members of religious sects Rassvet (Daybreak) No. 6–7 for 1904. The draft resolution on the publication of a periodical for members of religious sects was written by Lenin (see present edition, Vol. 6, p. 475).