V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written in October 1903
Published: First published in 1904 in the book: L. Martov, The Struggle Against the “State of Siege” Within the Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party, Geneva. Sent from Geneva. Printed from the text of the book.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1974, Moscow, Volume 34, page 181.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
Public Domain: Lenin Internet Archive (2005). You may freely copy, distribute, display and perform this work; as well as make derivative and commercial works. Please credit “Marxists Internet Archive” as your source.README


We have received your letter with the resolution.[1] We earnestly request you to write to us on the following: 1) Have you heard reports from both the Minority and the Majority (one of your delegates, as you probably know, was on the side of the Majority), or only from the Minority? 2) What do you mean by the word “departure”? Departure—where to? Do you mean by this that someone has been removed from work, or has removed himself, for some reason or other, and for what reasons precisely? 3) What is it you call “abnormal conditions at elections”? 4) Who exactly, in your opinion, should be co-opted on to the Central Committee? and 5) who exactly on to the editorial board of the Central Organ?


[1] This refers to the resolution adopted by the Don Committee on the results of the Party’s Second Congress.

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