V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written prior to August 23, 1915
Published: First published in 1904 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 49. Sent from Sörenberg to Hertenstein. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, pages 483b-484.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I am for No. 1 (August) and No. 2 (September).[1] 50 pages for an article is your—pardon—fantasy.

Yuri should not be included in the delegation.[3] He doesn’t know any foreign language. No sense in it. To pay court to them is harmful. We have one “lady editor”—do you want another “delegate from the C.C. delegation”? Better not.

I can’t write about Russia. Send Bukharin’s letter. I do not see any newspapers. (I have only Rech.)

It’s annoying that Radek has not been copied. If corrections, the following should be added:
1) mention of Basle
2) illeg. org., etc. But is it worth sending him corrections? (for Trotsky?)

Yuri writes that Trotsky will be the only one from Nashe Slovo. This will make cheating still easier for them.

Will Kamenski be there? I doubt it!! Write to him immediately, for you have spoken to him.

I remember you saying that Grimm wanted the conference to be not in Berne. Are we to return to Berne? If so, 1.IX is too early. (Maybe you will go a bit earlier, or do you have special business to see to there?)

Alexander wants to go to Russia. I am writing him, supporting this plan.[2] A pity there are no C.C. men. He’s the man for us, if it were not for Kollontai (she is going to America to lecture and carry on internationalist agitation).

Ludmila has found herself (sic!) without money or a passport!! I don’t think she will go anywhere.

She has brought French books, which we shall send to you after perusal (and you return Rappoport, after perusal: I sent it to you without having had time to read it).


What about Karpinsky’s article for Kommunist?

Re the draft resolution, I sent it to you (=draft of condensed resolution). Did you make a copy? If not, I can send you one. If we are to prepare our own draft we must hurry.

P.S. “300 years” is no good, in my opinion. Must be rewritten for the legal publication.


[1] This refers to the journal Kommunist.—Ed.

[2] See present edition, Vol. 35, p. 204.—Ed.

[3] The reference is to the composition of the delegation of the C.C., R.S.D.L.P. to the First International Socialist Conference. The delegation was made up of Lenin, Zinoviev and Inessa Armand.

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