Written: Written on August 13, 1921
Published: 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, pages 254b-255a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear Comrade Rothstein:
I received your letter of 17/VII only yesterday.
I seem to be in full agreement with your circumspect policy in Persia. I have not heard the “other side”, but I do not think that your main considerations could be refuted.
Why don’t you write a work on Persia, to give us all a chance to make a study of such an interesting subject, which is so obscure for all of us?
It is extremely important to elaborate a line of work in the East.
I write no more, as you will know the news from the newspapers, I am now on holiday: I have overworked and am taking a cure.
I hope that Belgov has already reached you.
With him I wrote you about Alexander Alexandrovich and Varvara Alexandrovna Armand, who went with him, and about whom I am very anxious. I hope that they will prove to be useful in Persia, and that you will be able to devote some little time to them.
My best regards and wishes.