V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written February 12, 1916
Published: First published in 1964 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 49. Sent from Zurich to Berne. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, pages 509b-510a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Liebe Freunde,

Please send me as quickly as you can Tagwacht containing Radek’s articles on Gorter and two articles about the Australian labour movement. I am also waiting for the proof-sheets (1) of my articles in the C.O. and (2) of the German theses (do not print them until you receive my reply: I am considering another little amendment).[1]

I am also waiting for your article for the C.O. and an exact plan of the issue.

Please give my address to Radek and ask him from me to send me the promised cutting from Vorwärts of 12.I.1916 (Rühle’s article on the split and the editors’ reply). I am lecturing here on Wednesday, so I have very little time. There is tongue-wagging here about the position of the “5 secretaries”[2] being desperate (Russia against them) and their only hope is that Chkheidze will lift his voice from the “rostrum”, crying: for Zimmerwald!!

Beste Grü&Bwhatthe;e!
Ihr Lenin


[1] This refers to the theses “The Socialist Revolution and the Right of Nations to Self-Determination” (see present edition, Vol. 22, pp. 143–56).—Ed.

[2] * This refers to the Secretariat Abroad of the Mensheviks’ O. C.—Ed.

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