Written: Written August 21, 1913
Published: First published in 1930 in Lenin Miscellany XIII. Sent from Poronin to Berlin. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 43, pages 358b-359a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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You have written the wrong thing to Shklovsky. What was needed was how to find the person, and not a biography. And you did not give Shklovsky your address. In executing an important assignment you should be more careful, otherwise you will be a 100 times to blame for failure to find an important person to assist the cause.
Please rectify the mistake at once.
 The person in question was engineer B. N. Smirnov, who lived in Berne at the time. Kasparov was of the opinion that financial sup port for the Party could be received from Smirnov.