V. I.   Lenin


Written: Written on October 26, 1916
Published: First published in 1930 in Lenin Miscellany XIII. Sent from Zurich to Paris. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 36, page 414.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear Grisha,

And so the misunderstanding has been cleared up. It’s not worth talking about it any more. It isn’t worth while publishing in Paris under the censorship. If the possibility of publishing without censorship definitely arises, then write, in as much detail as you can.

We agree to a (provisional) editorial board for publishing leaflets in Paris: Varin+Domov+1 from the Paris group.[1]

The papers say that there is to be a conference of the Entente socialists at the Palais Bourbon on Dec. 24, 1916. Find out whether this is so. We shall send a leaflet from the Central Committee, and you make as thorough preparations as possible for publishing and distributing it in that event.

Many thanks for all you are sending us. Send and write as much as you can.



[1] In his earlier letters, G. Belenky, secretary of the Bolshevik group in Paris, had suggested to Lenin that the publication of the second issue of Sbornik Sotsial-Demokrata should be organised in Paris, but failed to say beforehand that the edition could only be a legal one. The planned publication of leaflets in Paris was not carried out.

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