V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written not earlier than September 30, 1913
Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXV. Sent from Poronin to St. Petersburg. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1976], Moscow, Volume 35, page 111.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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P.S. I have not received No. 5 of Pravda Truda. Thank you very much for sending me Novaya Rabochaya Gazeta: only No. 7 is missing, and also Nos. 7 and 9 of Nash Put.[1] Please send them.

It seems to me that yon are making a gigantic mistake in drifting unconsciously with the stream and not changing the tone of the paper. Everything suggests that both the tone and the content of the news section must he changed. It is essential to achieve legality, ability to pass the censor. This can and must be achieved. Otherwise yon are destroying, for no reason at all, the work you have undertaken. Think this over more seriously.


[1] Novaya Rabochaya Gazeta (New Workers’ Newspaper)—Menshevik liquidators’ daily published in St. Petersburg from August 1913 to January 1914.

Nash Put (Our Path) was a Moscow Bolshevik paper published in September 1913 (see Note 80).

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