V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written March 13, 1905, in Geneva
Published: First published in 1926 in Lenin Miscellany V. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, pages 154b-155a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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The Labour Representation Committee (Secretary MacDonald), a British proletarian organisation, has sent 60 pounds sterling (1,506 francs)[1] through the editors of Vperyod in aid of the widows and orphans of workers who fell on January 9 (22) in St. Petersburg. The editors of Vperyod have forwarded this money to the St. Petersburg Committee of the Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party with the request that the donation be brought without fail to the attention of all workers’ organisations of our Party without exception (district committees, meetings of organisers, factory groups, etc.) which could themselves help properly to distribute the funds. It would be desirable that the workers themselves acknowledge the receipt of the money to their British comrades.

Besides the 60 pounds sterling for the victims, the Labour Representation Committee at the same time sent another 20 pounds sterling to Vperyod to be used for the needs of the uprising.

Now, March 13 (February 28), the editors of Vperyod have received from the same Committee another 90 pounds sterling (about 900 rubles) of which 50 pounds (about 500 rubles) is for aid to the orphans and widows of the workers   who fell in the fight for freedom. We shall collect this money in a few days and send it on to Petersburg.

Since some workers have friends in London the exact address of this Committee might come in handy. Here it is: Labour Representation Committee, Victoria Mansions, 28, Victoria Street. London. S.W. Secretary J. Ramsay MacDonald.

Reply to this letter without fail.


[1] About 600 rubles. —Lenin

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