V. I.   Lenin


Written: Written at Bombon (Seine-et-Marne, France) on September 7 or 14, 1909
Published: First published in 1930 in Lenin Miscellany XIII. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 36, page 166.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear Grigory,

I have received the article about the Swedish strike.[1] It’s a very good one. I have sent it to Paris together with the end of my article on Bogdanov[2] (which came to 100 lines —2 pages of Proletary in the supplement). I don’t know now whether you will approve it all. I leave it entirely to your judgement: I am so sick of writing this article that now I don’t know whether it wouldn’t be better to scrap the whole, and reply to Bogdanov literally in a couple of words about his scandal-mongering regarding the “property of the whole group”. It’s up to you!

I shall write about Plekhanov. The Swedish strike article should go in as the leader.

Best wishes,


[1] On August 4, 1909, a general strike broke out in Sweden in response to the lockout of 83,000 workers in various industries __PRINTERS_P_641_COMMENT__ 41—39   announced by the federation of industrialists on August 2. The Strike lasted for more than a month.

[2] A reference to Lenin’s article “The Faction of Supporters of Otzovism and God-Building” (see present edition, Vol. 16, pp. 29–61).

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