V. I.   Lenin

Postscript to the Appeal to Hungarian Internationalists[1]

Written: April23, 1919
Published: First published in 1960 in the book A. Kladt and V. Kondratyev, Brothers-in-Arms Moscow. Printed from the text of leaflet Russian translation from the Hungarian.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 2nd English Edition, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, pages 135c-136a.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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I fully subscribe to the text of the appeal and believe that the Hungarian proletarians at the fronts will bear in mind that another few months of struggle for the interests   of the international proletariat will bring us victory—a victory that will be decisive and real.



[1] This postscript was written to Bela Kun’s appeal on behalf of the Soviet Government of Hungary to the Hungarian soldiers serving in the Red Army. “You, Hungarian internationalists,” the appeal stated, “who are fighting on Russian soil against the bands of Kolchak and counter-revolution, are also fighting for the Hungarian Soviet Republic just as your comrades are doing in Hungary, for Hungary and Russia today form a single whole.” This appeal was issued in April 1919 in Hungarian and promulgated on the civil war fronts.

The Central Party Archives of the Institute of Marxism-Leninism of the C.C. of the C.P.S.U. have the text of the postscript in Russian in the handwriting of L. M. Karakhan. It runs: “I whole-heartedly support the appeal of our Magyar comrades. I hope the interests of the international cause will come first with our Magyar comrades, We must hold out another few months and victory will be assured. Lenin”.

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