V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written November 29, 1904
Published: First published April 21, 1963, in the newspaper Pravda No. 95. Sent from Geneva. Printed from a copy in Krupskaya’s.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, page 141a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Moscow, 29/XI.

Dear Comrades,

Your resolution received. Thanks for the promised support.[1] Please let us know how things stand in the committee. Will this address do for letters? We are not sure, and hence are writing briefly although there is much to write about.[2] Acknowledge receipt of this at once.

With comradely greetings,


[1] In the resolution referred to, adopted in the autumn of 1904, the Moscow Committee of the R.S.D.L.P. voiced its full support of Lenin’s views and wholly endorsed his work towards the “creation of a really strong proletarian party”, and promised him every assistance in organising a publishing house of Bolshevik literature.

[2] Many members of the Moscow Party organisation were arrested in the summer and autumn of 1904. Because of this, Lenin feared that the clandestine address of the Moscow Committee he had might be known to the police and the letter might fall into their hands.

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