V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written January 15, 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 601b-602a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear Friend,

Only today, Monday, we finished the conference on the anti-Grimm protest which we had started yesterday. It was attended also by a German, a member of Die Internationale group, fully a “Left”.

We adopted such an emphatic statement against Grimm (demanding his removal from the I.S.C.) that Platten called it “political murder”.

This is strictly between ourselves for the time being.

It will take a week or two to have this sent to Roland Holst and the others and get their reply.

I am pretty tired—I have got unused to meetings!

I trust that you are not answering my suggestion about your French lecture trip not because you are absolutely against it, but simply because you are considering this plan with the idea of accepting it. I am not hurrying you, and shall not repeat my persuasions, but I would very much like you to take a change of air, to visit new and old friends, I would dearly love to say a lot of kind words to you to make things easier for you until you get into your stride with work that will engross you completely.

All the very best,

P.S. I am expecting this anti-Grimm protest to do a lot of good.


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