V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written February 24, 1915
Published: First published in 1929 in Lenin Miscellany XI. Sent from Berne to Geneva. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, page 449b.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear Comrade,

I am sending the proofs and new copy. This issue must carry a report on the London Conference.

For God’s sake do everything you can to speed it up. (If you cannot put it out before our meeting[2]), then be sure to bring the proofs along with you (especially the articles on defence of the fatherland).

N.B. The material on Martov is to be held up.[1]
Don’t forget!! i.e., don’t put it in. ]]

Au revoir!


[1] The article “More on Martov” was published in the newspaper Sotsial-Demokrat No. 41 on May 1, 1915.—Ed.

[2] This refers to the Conference of the R.S.D.L.P. Sections Abroad, held in Berne from February 27 to March 4, 1915. Convened on Lenin’s initiative, it was essentially a general conference of the Party. The main item on the agenda was the question of the war and the tasks of the Party, on which Lenin made a report.

All the basic resolutions and preambles to them were drafted by Lenin. They were published in the newspaper Sotsial-Demokrat and as addenda to Lenin’s pamphlet Socialism and War published in Russian and German. The resolutions of the Berne Conference were also published as a leaflet in French, which was distributed among the delegates of the Zimmerwald Socialist Conference and sent to the Left elements among the international Social-Democrats. For the Conference resolutions see present edition, Vol. 21, pp. 158–64.

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