Written: Written in Paris
Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 43, pages 260b-261a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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We have been approached by a member of the S.D. Duma group who has stated categorically that without another thousand the paper cannot be launched. We therefore most insistently urge you to send the other thousand at once.
 N. G. Poletayev.—Ed.
 The letter was also signed by G. Y. Zinoviev.—Ed.
 A reference to money needed to publish Zvezda. In his letter to V. D. Bonch-Bruyevich of December 9, 1910 (see this volume, Document 214) Lenin informed him that the money had been sent.