V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written March 27, 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, page 621b.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear Friend,

I received today from Karpinsky my First Letter, which you apparently managed to send him. Thanks.

There is no Second Letter. You received it, didn’t you?? Then where is it?

Letters 3 and 4 for Pravda I shall send to you tomorrow, Wednesday. When you have read them and shown them to Usiyevich, please forward them to the Karpinskys. I have a lecture here today.[1]

It’s interesting what you will have to say about Letter No. 3—during our talks.

All the very best,

P.S. I thought you would inform me by postcard that my letter had been forwarded to Karpinsky and yesterday I wrote to Usiyevich, believing that you had gone away.


[1] Lenin read a lecture “The Tasks of the R.S.D.L.P. in the Russian Revolution” at a meeting of Swiss workers in the Zurich People’s House on March 27, 1917 (see present edition, Vol. 23, pp. 355–61).—Ed.

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