Written: Written not later than June 22, 1913
Published: First published in 1930 in Lenin Miscellany XIII. Sent to Geneva. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 35, pages 103-104.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear Georgy Valentinovich,
At the request of the six Social-Democratic deputies I invite you to come for a few weeks to Zakopane in the summer to deliver lectures on such questions of Marxism and the Social-Democratic movement as yon may select. We have heard today from Petersburg that it is also possible that four deputies may come who support the liquidators or who are wavering (Buryanov, Tulyakov, Khaustov and maybe even Mankov). As Mensheviks, they naturally attribute particular importance to the question of your participation.
On our part, we should think it very useful that Party people of various views should take part in an enterprise which seems to us extremely important for strengthening connections with the workers and reinforcing Party work.
In view of the conspirative nature of the case, we have decided not to tell a single group abroad about the plan to organise these lectures—all the more so because the deputies would probably be in peril of particularly severe penalties.
Poronin, where it is proposed to hold the lectures, is seven kilometres by rail from Zakopane—one of the best mountain health resorts in Galicia. As to the financial side (travelling expenses), we can come to a special arrangement by correspondence, if required.
Please write whether you agree to this proposition.
My address is: Herrn Wl. Ulianow.
Poronin (Galizien). Autriche.