V. I.   Lenin



Published: First published in 1924 in Lenin Miscellany I. Sent to Capri. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1976], Moscow, Volume 35, pages 107-108.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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July 25, 1913

Dear A. M.,

I have kept on intending to write to you, and then pulling it off on account of my wife’s operation. The other day at last the operation look place, and things are now on the mend. The operation proved a rather difficult one: I am very glad indeed that we managed to get Kocher to operate.

Now to business. You wrote that you would be in Berlin in August. When in August? At the beginning or at the end? We intend to leave here on August 4. Our tickets lake us through Zurich, Munich and Vienna, and we shall break the journey in each of these cities. (Possibly the doctor will not let us leave so soon as the 4th: in that case we shall postpone it again.)

Couldn’t we see each other somewhere? In all probability it would suit you to travel through Berne, or through Zurich, or through Munich, wouldn’t it?

There is great need for us to meet. The closing down of Pravda creates a devilishly difficult situation. Perhaps we could think of something. Then in Berlin you could do a very great deal for us, i.e., for Pravda.

Therefore I beg you to write immediately, be it only two words, whether our meeting is possible, either here or in the places mentioned, at the beginning of August? If it is impossible, I will write to you about everything in greater detail, particularly about the school (the arrest of the   organiser[1] has spoilt things for us damnably; we are looking for another).

I shake your hand warmly and wish you the best of luck, and most of all health for the journey. So reply at once!


Address: Herrn Ulianoff. 4. Gesellschaftsstra&Bwhatthe;e, 4. ( Svizzera). Bern.


[1] E. F. Rozmirovich.—Ed.

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