V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written May 26, 1904
Published: First published In 1930. Sent from Geneva to Moscow. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1974, Moscow, Volume 34, page 237.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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I add my personal request to Stake that he should on no account resign.[2] If Valentin is unwilling to consult on everything and to hand all, absolutely all, information to Stake, then let Valentin resign. Let Stake bear in mind that the whole course of events is now in our favour; a little more patience and persistence, and we shall win. Make sure to acquaint everyone with the pamphlet,[1] especially Brutus. After the pamphlet we must make a further attack on Brutus. Brutus will be ours; for the time being I shall not accept his withdrawal; you should not accept it either; put his resignation in your pocket for the time being. There is no question of Zemlyachka’s resignation, remember that; Nil does not even claim that she has resigned. Inform Zemlyachka about this and stand firm. I repeat: our side will gain the upper hand within the Central Committee.


[1] The reference is to One Step Forward, Two Steps Back (see present edition. Vol. 7)—Ed.

[2] This letter is an addition to the letter of N. K. Krupskaya on the subject of Stake’s (Lengnik’s) non-withdrawal from the C.C.

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