V. I.   Lenin



Published: First published in 1931 in Lenin Miscellany XVI. Sent to Paris. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, page 171a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
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Geneva, October 23, 1905

Dear L.,

I have just been informed by Bracke of the French Parti Socialiste that their party congress will take place in Châlon-sur-Sâone from October 27–30 to November 1. Le meilleur accord est réservé aux dél’egués de l’Étranger.[1]

Will you be there? Be sure to drop me a line. If you will, represent us and deliver without fail an exhaustive speech with greetings from the revolutionary Social-Democracy of Russia.

If not, let me know at once. In that case we shall send a detailed message of greetings from here.[2]

So be sure to reply!

N. Lenin


[1] Foreign delegates will be accorded the warmest welcome.—Ed.

[2] G. D. Leiteisen attended the First Congress of the United Socialist Party of France which opened on October 29, 1905, in Châlon. As a token of solidarity with the revolutionary proletariat of Russia he was included in the presidium and was unanimously applauded as he took his place on the platform. A telegram of greetings from Proletary was given a warm reception. The congress adopted a resolution moved by Paul Lafargue voicing solidarity with the Russian revolution.

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