First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 53.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 238b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Who is this Ionov?
How can he propose Mensheviks and Socialist- Revolutionaries?
This seems to show or reveal something thoroughly evil.
What do you think ?
With communist greetings,
 A reference to a proposal made by Ionov (Koigen F. M.) to have Mensheviks and S.R.s included in the branches abroad of the Central Famine Relief Commission under the All-Russia C.E.C. On Ionov’s telegram to Chicherin, setting out the proposal, Lenin wrote: “Under no circumstances.”