Written: Written December 28, 1902
Published: First published in 1928 in Lenin Miscellany VIII. Sent from London to Samara. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 43, pages 100b-101.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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The main task now is to strengthen the O. C., to give battle, on the basis of recognition of this O. C., to all who are opposed, and then prepare for convening the congress as soon as possible. Please do everything you can to ensure that everybody understands this task correctly and that it is energetically carried out. It is time for Brutus to enter the stage! Publicity should be given the O. C. as soon as possible.
 Postscript to a letter written by Krupskaya.—Ed.
 The Iskra organisation in Russia united all followers of Iskra in the country. When the Organising Committee for convening the Party’s Second Congress was established at the Pskov conference, the Iskra organisations placed all their contacts at its disposal. The Iskra organisation in Russia existed up to the Second Congress and played an important part in preparing for and convening this Congress which founded the revolutionary Marxist party in Russia.