V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written December 9, 1910
Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXV. Sent from Paris to St. Petersburg. Printed from a typewritten copy found in police records.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, page 261b.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
Public Domain: Lenin Internet Archive (2005). You may freely copy, distribute, display and perform this work; as well as make derivative and commercial works. Please credit “Marxists Internet Archive” as your source.

Dear V. D.,

I received a letter from you some time ago but unfortunately I could not obtain any idea from it concerning the matter of the remittance we are interested in. I have heard you are very displeased about something. What? How? Why? Have things been settled? I don’t know anything. It Is very, very depressing. And we must make utmost haste, for the hostile elements are threatening us from the rear. We have done what we could here to secure what was lacking. A benefactor turned up. We are sending it. Please see to it that we are not left without information. You must let us know at least once a week about the receipt of remittances, etc. For all we hear now are some rumours about dissatisfaction, and nothing else. Some people seem to have invented some sort of distinction between liquidationism and the liquidators. What sophistry! We want neither the one nor the other. But of course you yourselves will give them a rebuff. Greetings to V. M. My wife sends you her very best regards.



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