V. I.   Lenin



Private, to Comrade Kotlyarenko

Published: First published in 1930 in Lenin Miscellany XIII. Sent from Pornic (France) to Paris. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, pages 248b-249a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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1. 8. 10

Dear Comrade,

I. Be so kind as to order the following hooks for the editorial office:

1) Report of the People’s Freedom Group at the Third Session of the Duma (Pravo bookshop, St. Petersburg, or V. A. Kharlamov, 7. Potyomkinskaya. St. Petersburg, apply to them). Price 50 k.

2) In Memory of N. G. Chernyshevsky. Reports and speeches by Annensky, Antonovich, Tugan-Baranovsky, etc. Price 50 k. (Obshchestvennaya Polza, St. Petersburg, 40 Nevsky, Flat 43.)

II. Further. With regard to the report you were extremely careless not to have sent it registered. I have given the post office here Rappoport’s address. But this is not enough. Send at once notifications to the Administration des postes in Pornic, asking them as the sender that the package be readdressed to Rappoport, and attach an addressed post card for their reply.

III. As regards the Public Movement—Britman is said to have brought it and left it at the forwarding office for me. If not, I shall send an inquiry to Grigory, and you ask him about it too when you have a chance.

IV. As regards guests at the Copenhagen Congress I cannot say anything.[2] As far as I know it is customary for people to be admitted freely to the gallery. Take a leaflet from my parcel to the C.C. Bureau Abroad (which I am sending by book-post)—you will find there a printed leaflet with the address of the chairman of the local organising committee[3]: he is the one to apply to If you want to find out for sure in advance.

V. I am enclosing a letter for the C.C. Bureau Abroad.[1] Please hand it over as soon as possible.

VI. What about the report? I beg of you to speed up its publication.

With best regards,
N. Lenin


[1] The letter has not been found.—Ed.

[2] Lenin obtained guest tickets in Copenhagen. One of them was for Inessa Armand.

[3] A reference evidently to an announcement issued by the Organising Committee for the convocation of the Copenhagen Congress.

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