V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written October 30, 1916
Published: First published in 1916 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 49. Sent from Zurich to Sörenberg. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, page 580b.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear Friend,

I intend to address the congress of the Swiss party (on Saturday 4.XI) with a message of greetings.[1] I am enclosing the text. Will you please translate it into French[2] ; in the event of your not being able to make out my scribble, I have copied out two of the most slovenly passages (p. 4).

If, for any reason, you cannot do this, please wire (Uljanow—Kammerer—Spiegelgasse. 14).

If you can, please answer at once by postcard confirming receipt of this letter and saying when you will finish it and when you will send the translation, so that I get it by Friday, as I am afraid to be late: time is short and the mail service with Sörenberg is poor.

I have copied out the translations of the quotations from the pamphlet, but they should be inserted in the connect ed French text of the speech.

All the very best,


[1] See present edition, Vol. 23, pp. 121–24.—Ed.

[2] See also Document 525 in this volume.—Ed.

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