V. I.   Lenin



Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 51. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 433b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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20. IX. 1920

Comrade Lezhava

Comrade Lezhava,

You should urgently see Zimmerman and raise the following in the Politbureau:

Platten through his courier (Zimmerman, a Communist from Switzerland, who is now here and leaves tomorrow, 21/IX) asks 

for his mandate as trade representative of the R.S.F.S.R. in Switzerland to be continued and confirmed, as this 

1) will help him, Flatten, to be released from prison (he has already begun to serve his 6–month sentence) ahead of time;

2) will strengthen his position in the communist movement.

Platten must be helped with money: he is in dire straits.



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