V. I.   Lenin



To the C.C.

Written: Written October 27, 1905
Published: First published in 1926. Sent from Geneva to St. Petersburg. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1974, Moscow, Volume 34, page 362.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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Please write to me immediately whether you authorise me to invite Plekhanov on to our broad Editorial Committee (the 7-man one) and the editorial board of Novaya Zhizn.[1] Wire (signature—Boleslav. Address—Krupskaya): yes or no. I shall make another attempt at a rapproachement with him, although there is not much hope.


[1] Novaya Zhizn (New Life)—the first legal Bolshevik daily published in St. Petersburg from October 27 (November 9) to December 3(16), 1905. Lenin took over the editorship upon his return to Russia early in November 1905. Novaya Zhizn was, in effect, the Central Organ of the R.S.D.L.P. Closely associated with the paper were V. V. Vorovsky, M. S. Olminsky and A. V. Lunacharsky. Maxim Gorky contributed articles and gave the paper financial aid. The paper’s circulation reached 80,000.

Novaya Zhizn was constantly persecuted. Fifteen of its twenty-seven issues were confiscated and destroyed. It was banned after the publication of No. 27. The last issue No. 28 came out illegally.

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