Dictated: Dictated by phone on December 29, 1921
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI m. Printed from a typewritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 422b-423a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Béla Kun:
I have received your letter, in which, as my secretary tells me, you request acceleration of my article about Serrati. Unfortunately, because of my ailment I have been unable up to now to start carrying it out on the basis of the material which has been sent to me, unfortunately, in excessive abundance.
It looks as if I shall be unable to write it by the stated deadline.
Write a note to Fotieva about how things are, what you are writing, and how you have arranged things for the 400 Hungarian Communists who have arrived.
 Lenin did not write a special article on Serrati; he described Serrati’s stand in his article “Notes of a Publicist” (see present edition, Vol. 33, p. 211).