V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written January 25, 1914
Published: First published in 1964 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 48. Sent to Paris. Printed from the original. Written in English.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, page 377b.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear Friend,

I am writing you briefly on business: Victory!! Hurrah! The majority are for us. I shall stay here about a week, and shall probably have a lot of work to do.

I am delighted that we have won.[1]

Sincerely yours, V. I.

Oulianoff, rue de la Tulipe. 11. Bruxelles (Ixelles)


[1] On the eve of the Fourth Congress of the Social-Democrats of the Lettish Region, the evening of January 25 (N. S.), 1914, Lenin delivered a lecture in Brussels for the Congress delegates on the national question, which was listened to with tremendous interest. His meeting with the delegates was exceptionally cordial.

The Congress, which opened the next day, was a turning point in the history of the S.D. Party of the Lettish Region. It adopted   resolutions of a Bolshevik nature on practically all questions, except for certain amendments which the Mensheviks and conciliators contrived to wangle. The Congress’s greatest achievement was the election of a Central Committee that took a Bolshevik stand and the passing of the Central Organ Zihna into the control of Bolshevik adherents.

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