V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written after April 26, 1913
Published: First published in 1964 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 48. Sent from Cracow to Paris. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, pages 341b-342a.
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 L. B.,

I am sending a cheque. Once it’s repayable, it can’t be helped, no matter how badly off we are. Arrange the lectures immediately, old chap, on your way down here. I got back from Leipzig today[2]: 64 marks is money, after all! Several cities will make it much more.

Today I shall send you the Duma materials. The deputies (6) have got to be helped to write their speeches. Definitely. Sit down to it yourself (the Duma is opening 24.IV, O.S., you must hurry) and put Alexinsky on the job. A good excuse for you—write him pneu[1] , as to a Pravda   contributor, and arrange to meet. It is desirable (but not obligatory) that the speeches be sent via Cracow.

I am sending the subjects.

See to this as quickly and energetically as possible. Get in touch with Alexinsky....

A thousand greetings,
Yours, Lenin


[1] By pneumatic post.—Ed.

[2] On April 13 (26), 1913, Lenin lectured in Leipzig on the subject of “Social Revival in Russia and the Tasks of the Social-Democrats”.

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