V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written January 11, 1914
Published: First published in 1935 in Proletarskaya Revolutsia No. 5. Sent from Cracow to Berlin. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, pages 374b-375a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear Comrade,

As regards the arrangement for a rendezvous, you have done well.

But as regards the delegate, I scold you severely. Apparently, he is either a fool or an old woman, who falls for the gossip and slander of the liquidator riffraff. Popov has been sent a formal power of attorney from the C.C., and he has spoken only to Sauer (an official of the Bureau Abroad!!). Obviously, the liquidators are slandering Popov.

But that delegate of yours! A fine fellow indeed, if he believes the liquidators. With warriors like these it would be ridiculous to start a war against the liquidators. Such “warriors” only deserve to lick the boots of the liquidators all their lives.

And what made you, knowing how unreliable this delegate was, write to him that I needed the information??!   The idea was that you ask him for the information. Now that delegate will use your letter against me: that would be the limit!

I am terribly angry.

N. Lenin


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