V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written January 30, 1916
Published: First published in 1964 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 49. Sent from Berne to Zurich. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, page 508.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Sunday evening

Dear Comrade,

I have just learned that an international conference of the bureaux of the youth leagues is to be held at Zurich on Wednesday. The Norwegians and Swedes should be there (their youth leagues, as you know, joined the Zimmerwald Left).

Will you please 1) find out (tactfully—all this is secret) about this in detail: the date, place, duration, composition; 2) ascertain whether a representative of our Party can attend; try to make this possible and get in yourself; 3) make a special attempt to find out, as quickly as you can, who exactly is going to be there from Scandinavia, get in touch with them, see them, and put them in touch with us as soon as possible.

Drop me a line that you have received this letter and saying what you hope to do.


P.S. Please thank Siefeldt on my behalf for the books and tell him I hope to get Przegl&awhatthe;d Socjaldemokratyczny from him in Zurich.

P.P.S. I will arrive, probably, before 10th-11th; maybe 7th–9th.


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