V. I.   Lenin


Written: Written on September 13, 1915
Published: First published in 1929 in Lenin Miscellany XI. Sent from Sörenberg to Berne. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 36, page 349.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear G. L.,

Please send me as soon as you can three copies each of the German booklet[1] and the French resolutions.[2] (What is the bill? And is there any hope of cutting it down? Are you concluding a contract for the sale of the German booklet in Switzerland? Drop me a line.)

Please, send 10 copies of the German booklet and 2 sets of the French resolutions to the following address: Fru A. Kollontay. Turisthotel. Holmenkollen. Kristiania. Norwegen. (Let me know when they have been sent.)

Please hurry up Radek to send me a copy of the officially adopted manifesto.[3] It is very urgent. Call on Radek once or twice and get it done, please. You should also have a talk with him (and not only have a talk, but go about it in a business-like way, worry him, have it done, check it up) about the sale of the German booklet in Switzerland. You should get hold of the addresses of German workers’ societies and clubs in various towns (including Geneva), find contacts, write and make sure something has been done. All that is your job. Please, go about it as vigorously as you can.



[1] The pamphlet Socialism and War.

[2] The joint declaration (against the war) issued by the French and German delegations at the International Socialist Conference at Zimmerwald (Sotsial-Demokrat No. 45–46, October 11, 1915).

[3] The Manifesto of the International Socialist Conference at Zimmerwald published by Sotsial-Demokrat No. 45–46, October 11, 1915. The Left, having signed this manifesto, issued a special statement, which they submitted to the presidium of the conference, on their motives for supporting the manifesto. The statement appeared in Sotsial-Demokrat No. 47, October 13, 1915.

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