V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on March 15, 1917
Published: Sent from Zurich to Clarens (Switzerland). Printed from the Original. Published for the first time in the Fourth (Russian) Edition of the Collected Works.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1976], Moscow, Volume 35, page 294.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear Friend,

I enclose the leaflet and my best congratulations on it.

Don’t give it to anyone as yet: it would be a good thing if no one knew that it comes partly from the Russians. May not Usiyevich or someone near him have blabbed?

Let the distribution be made by the Swiss groups.

We here in Zurich are in a state of agitation today: there is a telegram in Zürcher Post and in Neue Zürcher Zeitung of March 15 that in Russia the revolution was victorious in Petrograd on March 14 after three days of struggle, that 12 members of the Duma are in power and the ministers have all been arrested.

If the Germans are not lying, then it’s true.

That Russia has for the last few days been on the eve of revolution is beyond doubt.

I am beside myself that I cannot go to Scandinavia!! I will not forgive myself for not risking the journey in 1915!

Best greetings.

Yours, Lenin


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