V. I. Lenin

Replies to a Correspondent of the Newspaper Politiken{1} March 31 (April 13), 1917

Published: Politiken No. 85, April 14, 1917. Printed from the Politiken text. Translated from the Swedish.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 41, page 396.1.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Our friends did not wish to give any interviews. Instead of an interview, the arrivals have handed through Politiken a communiqué on the trip to the press and the public.

The most important thing for us is to arrive in Russia as soon as possible, Lenin said warmly. Every day counts. The governments have done everything to hamper this trip.

Did you meet any of the comrades from the German party?

No. Wilhelm Jansson from Berlin tried to meet us at Lingen on the Swiss border. But Platten refused permission, giving a friendly hint that he wished to spare Jansson the unpleasantness of such a meeting.


{1} Politiken (Politics)—a newspaper of the Swedish Left-wing Social-Democrats who in 1917 set up the Left Social-Democratic Party of Sweden; it was published in Stockholm from April 27, 1916. From November 1917, it was published under the name Folkets Dagblad Politiken (People’s Political Daily). From 1916 to 1918 it was edited by Ture Norman. Among its contributors were the Left Zimmerwaldists of Germany, Russia, France and other countries. In 1921, after the Left Social-Democratic Party joined the Comintern and took the name of Communist Party, the newspaper became its organ. Following a split in the Communist Party in October 1929, the paper passed into the hands of the Right wing. Its publication was discontinued in May 1945. p. 396

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