V. I.   Lenin


Published: First published in 1930 in Lenin Miscellany XIV. Sent from Sörenberg to Zurich. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 36, page 353.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
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September 19, 1915

Dear Comrade,

I should like to give a lecture in Zurich about the middle of October on “The International Conference of September 5--8, 1915”.[1] If the subject is suitable, and can yield even a small return, let me know. (I am also writing to Geneva about this; we must agree beforehand about the dates. I am asking them in Geneva to have posters printed for both occasions, leaving out the town and the date.) Let me know your opinion as soon as you can.

By the way. Will you send me Axelrod’s German pamphlet on the tasks of international Social-Democracy,[2] which appeared in Zurich recently? I am curious to have a look at it.

(We shall publish a report on the conference in the C.O.— and then Nashe Slovo and the Socialist-Revolutionaries, etc., etc., will follow. But I shall deal with it in greater detail than in the press, and shall make an assessment and draw the conclusions.)

Best regards,


[1] Lenin gave a lecture, entitled “The International Socialist Conference of September 5–8, 1915”, in Zurich on October 23, 1915.

[2] A reference to P. Axelrod’s pamphlet Die Krise und die Aufgaben der internationalen Sozialdemokratie (The Crisis and the Tasks of International Social-Democracy), Zurich, 1915.

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