V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written March 31, 1916
Published: First published in 1964 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 49. Sent from Zurich to Paris. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, page 526a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear Friend,

We have just received your postcard, and I hasten to answer it, as the P. O. will soon close. You are not very pleased with the “crowd” of Samovarchik’s friends,[1] but this young “crowd” is in raptures over you: that’s what Samovarchik himself writes in their own words. I congratulate you heartily on the success and wish you still more of it in future. You are not interested in politics, but you do sympathise with France: we have excellent information concerning the split among the German socialists and on how things are going with the International Socialists of Germany. This news is in favour of France.

I wish you again all the very best. I congratulate you on your success and send my best regards—so does Olga.



[1] Apparently this refers to the young French socialists, friends of G. I. Safarov (Samovarchik), who lived in Paris at the time.

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