V. I.   Lenin


Written: Written on September 12, 1913
Published: First published in 1930 in Lenin Miscellany XIII. Sent from Poronin to Cracow. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 36, page 263.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear Comrade,

If you happen to be in Jena, be sure to make the acquaintance of our representative (send him a letter postlagernd Herrn Bekzadian, Jena—if you do not manage to meet him otherwise).[1] Have a talk with him about all our affairs. He should be given the facts against Tyszka.[2]


Acquaint him with Pannekoek, Mehring and others of the Left, if he does not get to know them himself. Drop me a line whether you are going to Jena (when you have quite decided on this).

Absender: Ulianow. Poronin.


[1] A. Bekzadian was the R.S.D.L.P. representative at the German Social-Democratic Party Congress held in Jena from September  14 to 20, 1913.

[2] The Bolsheviks wanted to take the opportunity of the German Social-Democratic Party Congress in Jena so as to settle the affair of the trustees’ money. The affair dragged on, because L. Tyszka and Rosa Luxemburg, who sympathised with the conciliators, used their influence with the trustees—Clara Zetkin, K. Kautsky and F. Mehring—to prevent the return of the money to the Bolsheviks.

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