Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


To:   Y. S. VARGA

Published: First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Printed from the original. Translated from the German.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 525b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear Comrade Varga:

Unfortunately I am still ill and unable to work. Please reprint only my articles (the old ones); extracts from my spring 1918 article[1] (already printed in the pamphlet on the tax in kind[2] ) would be important. Perhaps, too (by way of exception), some passages from my speech at the 1922 Party Congress: but I myself have been unable to read the speech in the press: the whole thing might be terribly distorted. Please make sure that you show me beforehand the extracts (well edited by some competent comrade!) you intend to reprint.[3]

Best regards,


[1] A reference to the article “‘Left-Wing’ Childishness and the Petty-Bourgeois Mentality” (see present edition, Vol. 27, pp. 323– 54) —Ed.

[2] See present edition, Vol. 32, pp. 329–40.—Ed.

[3] See Document 670 of this volume.—Ed.

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