V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written in Paris
Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXV. Printed from the original in G. Y. Zinoviev’s handwriting and signed by Lenin.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, pages 244b-245a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear Comrades,

Yesterday’s exchange of views with your representatives in the general Party institution[1] showed us that your   delegates are hesitant about waging a resolute struggle for the Party and against the liquidators, embarking on the path of “conciliation” which objectively does a service only to the liquidators.

Hesitation at such a crucial moment in Party life is, we are deeply convinced, of advantage only to the enemies of the Party.

We shall be compelled to pursue a policy upholding the Party principle Without your delegates, or, perhaps, even against them. We hereby inform you of this in brief. We shall give you a more detailed explanation within the next few days, in all probability, in the press.

We trust that you will understand why we are turning first of all to you, an organisation so close to us ideologically and politically.

With comradely greetings,
Bolshevik members of the Editorial Board
of the Central Organ Lenin



[1] A reference evidently to a meeting of the C.C. Bureau Abroad.—Ed.

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