Written: Written on July 3, 1918
Published: First published in 1953 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 113a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Personal from Lenin to Krasin
Russian Embassy, Berlin
I fully appreciate Joffe’s work and certainly approve it, but I emphatically demand that Joffe should behave as an ambassador whose superior is the People’s Commissar for Foreign Affairs, and should observe the decencies, not abusing and not slighting other people, and consulting the People’s Commissar for Foreign Affairs on all important matters. Only then can I and will I support Ambassador Joffe. I rely on your tact to impress this upon Ambassador Joffe, and await a reply.