First published in part on January 21, 1925, in Pravda No. 17.
Published in full in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 50.
Sent to Berne.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 123b-124a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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3. VIII. 1918
The bearers are Italian prisoners of war, who have presented to us a recommendation from the Chairman of the Ufa Soviet. I have seen them twice and have received a very pleasant impression from my talk with them. It is necessary to exercise the maximum caution and help them in every way to organise work and publications among Italians, in the Italian language.
Thanks for the letters.
You are evidently working hard. Greetings!
For God’s sake, do not grudge money for publications (in German, French, Italian and English) and be quick, be quick.
It is a critical moment here: the struggle against the British and Czechoslovaks, and the kulaks. The fate of the revolution is being decided.