V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written May 16, 1908, in Brussels and mailed to a local address
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. Printed from a photocopy of the original. Translated from the French.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, pages 189b-190a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear Comrade Huysmans,

I am very sorry not to have found you in the People’s House.[2] My friend Romanov, a former deputy of the Second Duma, came with me, to ask your advice. I have been told that there are 200 [francs][1] in the International Socialist Bureau [intended] for the Duma deputies. The Central Committee of the Social-Democratic Party....

...does not answer us. I presume that under the present does [circum]stances I have the right to ask that fifty francs be paid on my [voucher] to Deputy Romanov, who has been several months without work.

Be to kind as to reply to this address:
Mr. Georges Salomon. Rue Goppart. Bruxelles.......

Vl. Ulyanov

My address:


[1] Manuscript partly damaged. Words in square brackets have been inserted as suggested by the context and the remaining legible letters.—Ed.

[2] Lenin evidently stopped over in Brussels on his way to London, where he worked on his Materialism and Empirio-Criticism in the British Museum.

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