V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written not earlier than July 4, 1914
Published: First published in 1964 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 48. Sent from Poronin to Brussels. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, page 407b.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear Comrade,

On behalf of the Central Committee I must inform you that our C.C., by a special resolution, has recognised it quite impossible to attend the Brussels conference of July 16–18 unless the Polish opposition is invited on equal terms with the other participants of the meeting.[1] The discussion of even Russian affairs, let alone Polish, is simply impossible for us without the participation of the only real national organisation of the Social-Democratic workers in Russian Poland.

I would be greatly obliged, dear comrade, if you would answer this letter by wire. I trust there can be no obstacles to inviting the above-mentioned organisation.

We should very much like to know exactly what organisations and individuals you have invited,


[1] On the insistence of the C.C., R.S.D.L.P., the “Polish opposition” (J. S. Hanecki, A. M. Malecki and others) received an invitation from the I.S.B. to attend the Brussels “Unity” Conference.

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