V. I.   Lenin




Written: Written January 3, 1917
Published: First published April 22, 1958, in the newspaper Komxomolshaya Pravda No. 95. Sent from Zurich to Sceaux. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, page 590a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear M. N.,

I received your postcard and thank you very much for the trouble you have taken to save my pamphlet. Really, you are mistaken in thinking that I blame you in any way. Not at all! I am sure that without your intervention it would have been much worse, as the publisher[1] evidently gives an ear to “outside” advice from the philistine camp. It can’t be helped. One good thing—you have succeeded nevertheless in saving some part of it (and a fairly large part). All the best wishes for a happy New Year.



[1] Maxim Gorky.—Ed.

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