V. I.   Lenin


Written: Written on March 31, 1917
Published: First published in 1924 in Lenin Miscellany II. Sent from Zurich to Berne. Printed from a copy in an unknown hand. Translated from the German.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 36, page 427.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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National Councillor Grimm[1]

Our Party has decided to accept without reservations the proposal that the Russian émigrés should travel through Germany, and to organise this journey at once.[2] We already expect to have more than ten participants in the journey.

We absolutely decline responsibility for any further delay, resolutely protest against it and are going alone. We earnestly request you to make the arrangements immediately and, if possible, let us know the decision tomorrow.

With gratitude,
Lenin, Zinoviev, Ulyanova


[1] The rough draft of the telegram text written in German in someone else’s hand has a note by Lenin in Russian: “Sent Saturday night, March 31, and received by Grimm on the morning of April 1.”

[2] See present edition, Vol. 24, pp. 27–29, and this volume, p.420 .

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