V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written July 25, 1916
Published: First published in 1964 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed. Vol. 49. Sent from Flums to Hertenstein. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, pages 552b-553a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear Friend,

We are sending back the letters of Grisha[1] and the French. The latter shows, to my great satisfaction, that you have had a great influence on the French and have left enduring marks.

As regards Guilbeaux, we shall await events; since “no one invited him to be editor”, how did he get there—by crashing the gate?

We shall wait for Graber’s reply to you and for your explanations!

Your plan for arranging a French paper for us (!?), apart from Sentinelle (!?), is anything but clear to me.... H’m, h’m....

Get George’s article and mine on self-determination and on Junius from Grigory (if you have not already done so).

I wish you all the best and beg you to take a cure, so that you may be quite fit by winter. Go south, to the sunshine!!

Have you got La Feuille, Ce qu’il faut dire, The Call?[2] I can send them.



[1] G. Y. Belenky (Grisha) wrote about the growth of Zimmerwald Left influence on the French labour movement.

[2] The Call—newspaper of the British Socialist Party, published in London from 1916 to 1920.

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