V. I.   Lenin


Written: Written on October 23, 1914
Published: First published in 1929 in Lenin Miscellany XI. Sent from Berne to Geneva. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 36, pages 305-306.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear V. K.,

The compositor has dragged things out terribly! He promised the manifesto for Monday, and today is Friday. Terrible!

Will it always be like this?

As regards the address to be put on the paper: is it worth while taking a case[1] ? After all (1) this will make you go to the Post Office 100 times for nothing, (2) the authorities will eventually know who has taken the box. Think it over, whether it would not be better to indicate, as the address, Bibliothèque russe—for the editorial board of the C.O.?

Let’s think about it.

Nicolet, they say, is incapable of keeping and transmitting money, and so forth.

I have written about the order of the articles: send us the proofs as they come in. Then it will not be necessary to waste two days (that’s terribly long) on sending what has been made up (if it is sent by express, one day is more than enough).

We are waiting impatiently for the proofs.

On Monday, I am lecturing at Montreux, on Tuesday, at Zurich. I won’t go to Geneva.

Regards and best wishes,

I have just received your letter. As regards Jaurès and Frank, we shall postpone it for a while. We have to wait. No point in just censuring them. And there is nothing to praise them for. We have decided to keep quiet for a while.

What about the proofs? Will it always take that long? The last No. of the C.O. was in December 1913—No. 32. So this one must be No. 33.


[1] Post office box.—Ed.

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