V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written after May 25, 1914
Published: First published in 1962 in Istorichesky Arkhiv, No. 1. Sent from Poronin to St. Petersburg. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, pages 403b-404a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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My dear G. I.,

We have just received from you your literary debt. Thanks. We are surprised at the absence of news and letters.

Regards and best wishes,
V. Lenin

A wish—that you bear the irresponsible departure of Malinovsky more firmly, and stop worrying. No need to expel him. He has removed himself. Condemned. Political suicide. What other punishment can there be? Of what use? Do not worry. Speeches excellent. Boldly forward. The liquidators are not branded enough for their mud-slinging and dirt. That’s what they should daily be called—garbage news   paper, garbage writers. Their job is to fling mud. Ours is to do the work. We have done with Malinovsky. He has gone under. Suicide. Why chew the rag, why waste time over it? To work, down with garbage writers!


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