V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written prior to January 22, 1914
Published: First published in 1964 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 48. Sent from Cracow to Paris. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, pages 376c-377a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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It has only just dawned on me, after rereading Kuznetsov’s telegram, that it is evidently not a question of a report, but a meeting commemorating 9.I! Announcing Malinovsky for such a meeting is altogether impossible (for I have already written about absolute legality, and I ask again and again that it be strictly adhered to: neither the   Party, nor groups, nor revolution, nor Social-Democracy should ever be mentioned). As for me, you can put me down on the list of speakers on January 9 if it is useful for your success (financially), but with my right to let you down (privately, I declare that even if I’m in Paris I won’t go to the 9.1 meeting together with such a bunch of assorted animals as the S.R.s, and Leder & Co.).[2]


[1] This is a postscript to a letter of Lenin’s to Armand that has not been traced.—Ed.

[2] On January 9 (22), 1914, Lenin addressed two meetings of Social-Democrats in Paris devoted to the anniversary of January 9, 1905.

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