V. I.   Lenin


Written: Written on February 24, 1916
Published: First published in 1929 in Lenin Miscellany XI. Sent from Zurich to Geneva. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 36, page 370.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear V. K.,

May I trouble you with the following request? I should like to have for my lecture the issue of the Paris Golos (Nashe Slovo’s predecessor) in which Semkovsky replied to me on the question of the self-determination of nations, and in one footnote (I remember that it was a footnote) dealt particularly with the comparison between the right of nations to secede and the right of divorce. I would return the issue as soon as you required it. If it is impossible to send it, could the footnote be copied out (it is not very long)? Perhaps you have in your library, or someone else in Geneva has, a file of Golos? I am lecturing here the day after tomorrow, Saturday. Consequently, if it cannot be sent so as to reach me on Saturday morning, it is not worth while sending it at all.

Regards and au revoir,


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