V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written between June 3 and 6, 1916
Published: First published in 1964 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 49. Sent from Zurich to Christiania. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, pages 542b-543a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear A.,

I am sending you the Japs’ draft. Apparently we won’t get anywhere with them.

I answer briefly:

I absolutely reject what is crossed out.

I am prepared to make concessions

(1) in regard to 7 on the Editorial Board,

(2) 15% quota for the C.C.,

(3) place of publication,

if we agree on the rest, that is:

(1) 6th and 7th are co-opted by the Editorial Board of the C.O.,

(2) new name for the collection,

(3) agreement for one collection.

In regard to transport, etc., I trust you will make up an addendum to the agreement and insert it (they must definitely contribute towards transport, and this must definitely be inserted; without it, you can’t work, and I would consider it the height of meanness if capitalists were to give “their” money without ensuring the chief organiser a livelihood. This is the height of meanness! I’ll never agree to it!).

Nadya has answered your questions (I was away lecturing). I hope everything has been answered. If not, write and let me know!

Be more patient with the kulaks, don’t worry more than you need. It’s not worth it.

All the very best,

N.B. Please return this copy of the text of the agreement to me.


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