V. I.   Lenin



Published: First published in 1962 in French in Cahiers du Monde Russe et Soviétque No. 4. Sent to Brussels. Printed from the text of the journal. Translated from the French.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, pages 193b-194a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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8.IX. 08

Dear Comrade Huysmans,

Thank you for your letter of August 31st. I was away for three days and that is why I did not reply earlier.[10] (...)[1] as for the report we have [now] arranged that matter. (...)[2]

... [that the Central Committee of our Party was able to hold (after several months] “rest” in prisons) a plenary meeting. The member of the Committee who started to write the report was also arrested; he was only released two weeks ago. Now he is here too. We have decided that it is [impos]sible to continue the preparation of the report   in Russia and [we have] entrusted this [task] to a comrade [in Geneva] (...)[3] ... that the report will be finished in two months. I deeply regret, dear comrade, that we caused you a good deal of trouble and inconvenience but you cannot imagine what a large number of militants we have lost and to what extent (...)[4]

... the crisis of (...)[5]

... the Courrier International (...)[6]

... I do not know any internationalist of the old guard in Geneva. You have probably written to London and to the committees of the Swiss socialist (...)[7] about this matter: if the socialist newspapers in London, Geneva, Zurich, etc. ... will print an announcement that the International Socialist = Bureau (...)[8]

... of this Courrier (...)[9]

My address: Vl. Oulianoff, 61, rue des Maraîchers, Genève.

Vl. Oulianoff


[1] An illegible word.—Ed.

[2] An illegible line.—Ed.

[3] Two illegible lines.—Ed.

[4] Four illegible words.—Ed.

[5] Three illegible lines.—Ed.

[6] Three illegible words.—Ed.

[7] An illegible word.—Ed.

[8] An illegible line.—Ed.

[9] Five illegible lines.—Ed.

[10] Where Lenin went in the beginning of September 1908 has not been established.

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