V. I. Lenin

Insertion for N. K. Krupskaya’s Article “A Page from the History of the Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party”{1}

Published: Soldatskaya Pravda No. 21, May 26 (13), 1917. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 41, page 435.1.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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On Tuesday, May 9, more than 200 émigrés, travelling across Germany, arrived from Switzerland. Among them were the Menshevik leader Martov, the Socialist-Revolutionary leader Natanson and others. This transit has provided fresh evidence that there is no other reliable way from Switzerland, except via Germany. Izvestia Petrogradskogo Sovieta Rabochikh i Soldatskikh Deputatov (No. 32 of April 5) carries a report by Lenin and Zinoviev about their trip across Germany, giving the names of the socialists of two neutral countries (Switzerland and Sweden) who certified by their signatures that the trip across Germany was undertaken of necessity and that it did not involve relations with the German Government which were in any way reprehensible.


{1} Krupskaya wrote the article in connection with the slander campaign started by the bourgeois and S. R. and Menshevik press against Lenin and other Bolsheviks who had returned to Russia via Germany. Lenin made the insertion as he was editing the article. It was published in Soldatskaya Pravda No. 21 on May 13 (26), 1917. p. 435

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