V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written October 31, 1916
Published: First published in 1964 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 581a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear Friend,

Please insert the following two additions in the text:

After the words:
the use of Violence by the oppressed classes
add: “against their oppressors”.

After the words:
Four years before the revolution we supported the use of violence by the masses
against their oppressors”.[1]

Nadya intends to write to you tomorrow.


[1] This refers to additions to the translated text of Lenin’s speech at the congress of the Swiss Social-Democratic Party (see present edition, Vol. 23, pp. 121–24).—Ed.

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