V. I.   Lenin


Published: First published in 1930 in Lenin Miscellany XV. Sent from Geneva to Paris. Printed from a copy written by P. N. Lepeshinsky.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 36, page 138.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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September 29, 1904

Dear Comrade,

I was very pleasantly surprised by reports from Sergei Petrovich and Martyn Nikolayevich about your political stand at the present time. I need not tell you how painful it has been for me, over the last twelve months, to see a break in the good relations which had previously always existed between us. In view of these reports, I think it would not be worth our while to look back to the past: we could probably resume our old relations exclusively on the basis of our common positive tasks of the present and the future. If I am mistaken in this, you will, of course, correct my error; but I feel it to be my duty, after my talk with Martyn Nikolayevich, to make a first attempt to clarify frankly and directly how we stand.

Respectfully yours,
N. Lenin

My address is: ...[1]


[1] No address is given in the MS.—Ed.

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