V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written after March 23, 1916
Published: First published in 1964 an Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 49. Sent from Zurich to Berne. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, page 525b.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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In your version of the “history” of “disagreements” there are factual inaccuracies. For instance, before my departure from Berne, and not at our last meeting, we discussed this point, and I not only did not “let it drift past my ears”, but answered at length and repeatedly, and you did not indicate by a single word, neither then nor a whole month later, that this question was still an open one to you, that it was in the form of an ultimatum, etc. But, of course, if you are bent on “squabbles”, in one form or another, then you have no interest in the facts, and I am in no position to prevent you. It is left for me to choose one of the two alternatives you propose. I choose the first. Put my signature to it and print (25) impressions as quickly as you can, for it is extremely difficult to get in touch with the Lefts at such short notice. Your “private statement” will be printed, of course, not in the C.O. but in Sbornik Sotsial-Demokrata simultaneously with the publication of the Russian text.



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