V. I.   Lenin



Published: First published in 1962 in French in Cahiers du Monde Russe et Soviétique No. 4. First published in Russian in 1964 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 47. Sent to Brussels. Printed from a photocopy of the original verified against the text of the French. Translated from the French.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, pages 180b-181a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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14.I. 08

Dear Comrade Huysmans,

I am no longer in Finland, but, regrettably, in Geneva: Vl. Oulianoff, rue des Ponts 17 (chez Küpfer), Genève.... [1]

... during the latest hounding in Finland part of the minutes of our last Congress in London [was lost]. If I am not mistaken, I was told that the materials and documents of this Congress were sent to the International Socialist = Bureau.[2] Is this true? I should be very much [obliged] if you could....


[1] Two lines illegible. The sheet is torn here and the end is missing. The following lines are written on the reverse side.—Ed.

[2] A reference to one of the two official copies of the minutes of the Fifth (London) Congress of the R.S.D.L.P. which was left abroad and never recovered.

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