V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written January 7, 1917
Published: First published in 1964 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 49. Sent from Zurich to Clarens. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, pages 595b-596a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear Friend,

I am sending you the promised No. of Volksrecht containing the resolution of the meeting of protest against postponement of the congress.[1] If there are any Swiss Lefts in Clarens and Lausanne, it would be a good thing to translate this resolution and get them to protest too.

Return Kamenev[2] directly to me when you have read it, as I have not read it yet.

I am sending you the catalogues for 2 days: look through them and write out (the titles and numbers) what is of interest to you. I shall be able to send you one book at a time from this library. I also have the big main   catalogue: I can send you this too if you are interested and if it is not available at the local public library.

All the best,


[1] The newspaper Volksrecht No. 5 for January 6, 1917, carried an article on the party meeting held in the Zurich People’s House on January 5. One point in the adopted resolution ex pressed a protest against “the agitation being carried on behind the scenes” for postponing the party congress.

[2] This probably refers to L. B. Kamenev’s pamphlet The Downfall of the International.

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