V. I.   Lenin



Published: First published in 1964 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol 47. Sent from Paris to Davos. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, page 206a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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29.IV. 09

Dear Friend,

I received your letter today. On no account leave the sanatorium. On no account move to a hotel. You must improve your health radically before the plenary meeting, and this cannot be done except in the sanatorium. We here have found the struggle against this stupid, petty, under hand, disgusting squabble utterly nerve-racking; refused to go to the B.C. meeting (for things are becoming intolerable), thus evoking triple hysterics on the part of Marat and Domov! No matter! But we need you in perfect health by the time the meeting is due, and so take your cure seriously and by no means leave the sanatorium.

I suppose everything is settled now with Y. through the trip, though belated.

Things in Russia are bad: the whole Urals organisation has been arrested, the whole conference. Shchur has evidently been taken as well: otherwise his silence is inexplicable. Of Vlasov there is no sign.

Have you read Volsky?[1] Let me know your opinion, and if you don’t need the book, send it here.

As regards Rosa I know nothing. Hadn’t you better write to her direct?

Best regards,


[1] A reference to Volsky’s book Philosophy of Struggle, Moscow, 1909.

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