V. I.   Lenin



Published: First published in 1964 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 48. Sent from Berne to Paris. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, page 357.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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29/VI. 1913

Dear L. B.,

I received the C.O. and letter. Thanks very much.

Kocher is a great bother—capricious. He still hasn’t received us. We shall have to wait.

Redouble your efforts in regard to Pravda if possible. Miron has been taken. We’re short-handed. I cannot write now.

Good news from St. Petersburg about the P.C. and the Metalworkers’ Union, also about prospects for the school: promised by the six. Samoilov is due in Zakopane in 10 days. Plekhanov is in Paris, they say. See him if you can, it’s extremely important. I wrote to him (in strictest secrecy—only to him personally) about the school and invited him to come.[1] He keeps silent, the slyboots, Ignatius Loyola, the master shuffler. All the worse for him. We shall have a school. Gorky has as good as consented.

Au revoir!

P.S. Best regards to all our Paris friends.

P.S. We pin great hopes on Tulyakov. Less on the others (of his group). They thirst for “learning” and demand Plekhanov. He’d be a fool not to go.

There are rumours here that Plekhanov is going to Beatenberg round about the 10th of July. Have you heard any thing about this in Paris?

There’s no need to tell Alexinsky about the school for the time being. We still have time to do that if need be. It will not be until August.


[1] See present edition, Vol. 35, pp. 103–04.—Ed.

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