V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written prior to June 22, 1913
Published: Sent to Capri First published in 1924 in Lenin Miscellany I. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, pages 355b-356a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear A. M.,

I wrote you from Cracow ever so long ago, but no reply.

A letter has arrived today from Russia, from Odessa, saying that Stark (?) (from Capri) is surprised I did not tell the man from Odessa what I had learned from Stark and from you (!) about the Odessa Bolshevik newspaper!!

What is this misunderstanding, where does it come from?? I told the man from Odessa that you had been writing me about a Bolshevik Odessa paper of which I knew nothing.[1] I still know nothing. The man from Odessa writes that “Malyantovich junior” is a participant there. This is the first I hear of it. What Malyantovich is that? Nikitich’s?[2] (personally I don’t know a single Malyantovich). The lawyer in Moscow or somebody else?

Write what you know about it. This misunderstanding has to be cleared up.

I have moved to Poronin (near Zakopane) for the sum mer for my wife’s health. I am going to Berne with her round about 27.VI.1913 for an operation. My address is: Poronin (Galizien). Austria.

I shall be in Berne for 2–3 weeks. You can address your letters to me there: Herrn Schklowsky. 9. Falkenweg. 9. Bern (for Lenin).

How are you getting on? Has your health improved since the spring? I wish you with all my heart to get better and have a good rest.



[1] The name of the newspaper has not been established.—Ed.

[2] Meaning someone connected with Nikitich (the revolutionary pseudonym of L. B. Krasin). This might refer to the Social-Democrat V. N. Malyantovich, who live in Odessa in 1901–07. He was the brother of the Moscow lawyer P. N. Malyantovich.

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