V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written April 7, 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 339b-340.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear L. B.,

I am sending you the proofs. Question marks galore: I have forgotten a great deal (not surprising in ten odd years). Take this into consideration and write a very careful and very tactful editorial note.

You should not have asked Plekhanov’s and Martov’s consent for disclosing the names of the anonymous writers. If they refuse to give it (which they certainly will), you will be in a fix, yet we are entitled and obliged to disclose the names of the anonymous writers in the old Iskra; this should be done at all costs. It should have been done without asking consent.

Grigory and I agree to have the names disclosed in Proletary and Sotsial-Demokrat.[3]

I am sending you a page of remarks.

And so, we shall be seeing each other in the summer. Welcome. We have rented a summer place at Zakopane (4–6 hours from Cracow, Poronin station) from 1. V to 1.X; there is a room for you. The Zinovievs are near neighbours.

Bring as many books as you can, especially magazines, of which we have none here. I am enclosing a list of what is needed. We shall arrange by further letters for you to bring from Paris whatever you can manage to lay hands on.

Au revoir,

P.S. ... Get together the whole polemic between Alexinsky and Lunacharsky ...[1] and bring it with you. What do you think about the possibility of inviting Alexinsky to the “school”[2] ? Gr. is for, I am against. Think it over. Could you arrange a tactful tête-à-tête with Alexinsky for a general talk, without mentioning the school for the time being? Let us know what Lozovsky has hatched up about the strikes.

Sovremenny Mir

with Plekhanov’s article on Ropshin’s novel

” ” ” on Bogucharsky (book [on ]
hist. of N. Volya)

Lyubov Axelrod’s review ...
on V. Ilyin’s book Materialism and Empirio-Criticism and other interesting articles....

Articles on the system of land tenure and the Stolypin agrarian policy.

in Russkoye Bogatstvo for 1910–1911–1912.

in Sovremenny Mir. }}

in Zavety
Severniye Zapiski[4] }} for the same years.


[1] Manuscript partly damaged. Here and further several words illegible. The word in square brackets has been inserted as context suggests.—Ed.

[2] A reference to the Party school which the C.C., R.S.D.L.P. planned to organise at Poronin.—Ed.

[3] This refers to the names of the writers of unsigned articles published in the Leninist Iskra, Proletary and Sotsial-Demokrat.

[4] Severniye Zapiski (Northern Notes)—a literary and political monthly. Appeared in St. Petersburg in 1913–17.

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