V. I.   Lenin


Written: Written after September 21, 1915
Published: First published in 1930 in Lenin Miscellany XIV. Sent from Sörenberg to Berne. Printed from the original in German.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 36, page 356.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear Radek,

Thanks for the bulletin.[1]

We shall discuss the money question with Grigory. We’re hard up just now!

But the most important thing is: why are you silent about our (your final) draft resolution[2]? I must have it at once (and our statement on the voting for the manifesto)!

You should have a copy! Why don’t you send it to me?

Or Grimm? Can he really be refusing to let you make a copy? Please reply.

Grimm’sloyalty” is only so much talk. He has deliberately failed to mention Borchardt—it’s a disgrace.[3]



[1] Bulletin der Internationale Sozialistische Kommission zu Bern was published by the Executive of the Zimmerwald Group from September 1915 to January 1917 in English, French and German. Altogether six issues appeared. Its No. 1 carried the Manifesto of the International Socialist Conference in Zimmerwald and an official report on the Conference.

[2] The draft resolution proposed by the Zimmerwald Left.

[3] The official report on the Zimmerwald Conference, carried in the first issue of Bulletin der Internationale Sozialistische Kommission zu Bern, did not say that Borchardt had signed the draft resolution of the Left.

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