V. I.   Lenin


Written: Written on June 27, 1916
Published: First published in 1930 in Lenin Miscellany XIII. Sent from Zurich to Geneva. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 36, page 408.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear Comrade Olga,

Inessa very badly needs a passport.[1] We beg you to take the enclosed letter to Guilbeaux (directeur de Demain, 28 rue du Marché, visitors on Fridays 2–4; perhaps it would be better to ask him for an interview by postcard).

Of course don’t tell either him, or anyone else, who the passport is for.

It is better to see Guilbeaux personally: we have thought it over from every angle, and have decided that it would be better than writing to him. I hope this request will not give you or V. K. too much trouble.

Have you at your library the book by Yu. Delevsky (I think that’s his name?): Class Contradictions within the Modern Proletariat, or something like that?[2]

If it’s not at your library, perhaps you know someone who has it (and, by the way, do you happen to know the exact title of the book?).

Best greetings to you both,

Nadya sends her regards.


[1] In May 1916, Inessa Armand returned to Switzerland from Paris. It is not known whether a passport was obtained.

[2] Yu. Delevsky, Social Antagonisms and the Class Struggle in History, St. Petersburg, Obshchestvennaya Polza Publishers, 1910.

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