V. I.   Lenin



Published: First published in 1964 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed,. Vol. 48. Sent from Poronin to Lovran (Austria-Hungary, now Yugoslavia). Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, pages 402b-403a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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25/V. 1914

Dear Friend,[1]

The Malinovsky affair is warming up. He is not here. It looks like “flight”.[5] Naturally, this gives food for the worst thoughts. Alexei wires from Paris that the Russian   newspapers are wiring Burtsev that Malinovsky is accused of being a provocateur.

You can imagine what it means!! Very improbable but we are obliged to control allouï-dire”.[2] Wiring does not cease between Poronin,[3] St. Petersburg, et Paris. Petrovsky wires today that “slanderous rumours dispelled. Liquidators conducting vicious campaign”.

Russkoye Slovo wires Burtsev that the suspicions have been largely dispelled, but “other papers (???) (liquidators’???) are continuing their accusations

You can easily imagine how much I am worried.[4]

V. I.


[1] These words are in English in the original.—Ed.

[2] Rumours.—Ed.

[3] ["**" DUPLICATE 1 OF 2.]
The words in italics marked with two asterisks are in English in the original.—Ed.

[4] ["**" DUPLICATE 2 OF 2.]
The words in italics marked with two asterisks are in English in the original.—Ed.

[5] In May 1914, Malinovsky, fearing exposure, resigned his office as Duma deputy and left the country. Subsequently it was discovered that Malinovsky had been an agent provocateur. In 1918 he was sentenced to death by the Supreme Tribunal of the All-Russia Central Executive Committee and shot.

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