V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written in the second half of July 1914
Published: First published in 1930 in Lenin Miscellany XIII. Sent from Poronin to Berlin. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, page 430a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear Comrade,

I am not getting Vorwärts, yet (judging from extracts in Some socialist newspapers) there are important things in it now—for instance, comments (and correspondence) on the St. Petersburg workers’ movement, on the street demonstrations, etc.

We need it badly (both for the C.O. and for other work).

Could you make up and send us a set of cuttings from Vorwärts on these questions (indicating the date of the newspaper) and do that regularly?

If you can I shall send you the money to cover expenses (let me know how much).

If you are busy or cannot do it generally, let me know.

I trust you follow Vorwärts? Was there a translation in it of Plekhanov’s article from Za Partiyu?[1]

I will be greatly obliged if you could collect also cuttings from bourgeois newspapers concerning the present stormy events in St. Petersburg.


Awaiting your reply


[1] The reference is to Plekhanov’s article “The New Upsurge” published In Za Partiyu No. 5—the mouthpiece of the Paris groups of Mensheviks and conciliators. A translation of the first part of this article appeared In Vorwärts No. 59 for March 1 1914.

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