V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written February 27, 1914
Published: First published in 1960 in Istorichesky Arkhiv No. 2. Sent from Cracow to St. Petersburg. Printed from a typewritten copy found in police records.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, pages 386b-387a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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To Andrei Nikolayevich,[1] private

Dear Colleague,

I sent you today another article, Bukharin’s. All for No. 2.[2] I hope this will keep you going for the time being.   Re Bogdanov’s departure, there is apparently a quite erroneous opinion, which must be combated.

1. Who has gone because of him? No one. Consequently, it looks as if we have antagonised somebody; this lie must be disproved.

2. He is himself a minus (and not an 0). I am surprised that they vote for Bogdanov in Priboi without defending his false platitudes, without defending his platitudes in An Introduction to Political Economy. This is uncollegiate. You have forgotten. Write. Explain. Argue. Fancy voting with out a collegiate exchange of opinions! Cowardly. Crazy. Vulgar. Harmful. Let them explain art. G. G.,[3] why they drag rot propaganda into the workers’ midst.

3. There is a decision for the Vperyod group. This is not true. Where is it? Give me their letters to Pravda.... There aren’t any. These are fairy-tales of the soft-hearted muddleheads from among the intelligentsia....

I am sending only articles approved by the Editorial Board. Including Pavlov’s article. It is suitable. Bogdanov is a nonentity, whom it is ridiculous to give much attention to.


[1] Anna Yelizarova-Ulyanova.—Ed.

[2] Of the journal Prosveshcheniye.—Ed.

[3] The meaning of this has not been deciphered.—Ed.

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