V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written after September 27 (October 10), 1917
Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXI. Sent from Vyborg to Helsingfors. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, pages 637b-638a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear Comrade Rovio,

I am taking this opportunity to find out whether you received my letter enclosing a letter to Smilga[1] and whether you passed that letter on to him.

The bearer is returning in a couple of days. Will you please pass this letter on to Smilga, as I would like him too to know that I am anxious about whether he received my letter and am waiting for his reply.

K. Ivanov

Could you send me a set of (1) Priboi[2] and (2) Sotsialist-Revolutsioner[3] for the last 1 1/2 weeks?

P.S. Did you send the letter and newspapers through friends to Sweden?


[1]Letter to I. T. Smilga, Chairman of the Regional Committee of the Army, Navy and Workers of Finland” (see present edition, Vol. 26, pp. 69–73).—Ed.

[2] Priboi (Surf)—a daily, organ of the Helsingfors Committee of the R.S.D.L.P.(B.). Published in Helsingfors from July 27 (August 9), 1917 to March 1918 in lieu of the Bolshevik paper Volna, which was closed down by the Kerensky government. From No. 57 (October 19) onward it was the organ 61 the Finnish Regional Bureau and the Helsingfors Committee of the R.S.D.L.P.(B.).

[3] Sotsialist-Revolutsioner (Socialist-Revolutionary)—a newspaper, organ of the Left Socialist-Revolutionaries in Finland. Appeared in Helsingfors from July 9, 1917 to the beginning of 1918.

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