V. I.   Lenin


Written: Written after August 16, 1915
Published: First published in 1929 in Lenin Miscellany XI. Sent from Sörenberg to Geneva. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 36, pages 339-340.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear Comrade Olga,

Hurrah! You’ve beaten Kuzmikha herself! Well, you’re really a heroine!

I enclose the proofs and two insertions for the pamphlet. Please make sure that they are inserted in the right place. (If there is any delay, don’t send me the proofs of these insertions, but handle them yourself.)

I am writing to Grigory that I am publishing the pamphlet (he can phone me if there are any differences).

There should be three supplements at the end of the pamphlet:

I. The manifesto of the C.C. of the R.S.D.L.P. on the war (from No. 33. I am enclosing it).

( Insert footnote (on the United States slogan) which I sent you (and did you send a copy to Lyalin?).

II. The resolution from No. 40 which I am sending.[2]

III. The 1915 resolution (the conference of the C.C. with Party workers) on the national question.[3] I haven’t got it. I am asking them to send it to you from Berne. (But there must be one at your library.)

Print the pamphlet in 2,000 copies on the cheapest paper (if you have thin paper, then 1,000 copies on that), in the cheapest possible format, convenient for envelopes.


P.S. If you can do this without delay, send me a second copy of all proofs of the pamphlet (to send to a comrade who is leaving for Russia).


[1] Regards.—Ed.

[2] The resolutions of the Berne Conference of R.S.D.L.P. Groups Abroad (February 27–March 4, 1915) appeared in Sotsial-Demokrat No. 40, March 29, 1915 (see present edition, Vol. 21, pp. 158–64).

[3] A reference to the Resolution on the National Question, adopted by the August (Summer) Joint Conference of the R.S.D.L.P. C.C. with Party officials held at Poronin (near Cracow) from September 23 to October 1 (October 6 to 14), 1913 (see present edition, Vol. 19, pp. 427–29).

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