V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written November 4, 1911
Published: First published in 1924 in the journal Kommunist (Odessa) No. 33. Sent from Paris to Bucharest. Printed from a typewritten copy found in police records.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, page 281b.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear Comrade,

Two political emigrants, Nikita Pashev and Ivan Demidovsky, worked at an airdrome in Kitil for a Mr. Cherkez. Mr. Cherkez dismissed his workers without paying them the money due them. But with Nikita Pashev things proved more complicated since he had been working on contract. Cherkez wanted to get rid of N. Pashev, knowing that Nikita and Ivan, being political emigrants, had to re main silent. He trumped up charges against Nikita Pashev, claiming that he had removed some bolts from an airplane. Nikita was detained, and Ivan probably as well. I know very well that both (Nikita Pashev and Ivan Demidovsky), being political emigrants, are incapable of anything of the kind. I would therefore ask you, dear comrade, to intercede in the case, which may lead to the extradition of our comrades. Please accept, dear comrade, my fraternal greetings.

N. Lenin (Vl. Ulyanov),
Representative of Russian Social-Democracy in the International Socialist Bureau


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