First published in 1934 in Lenin Miscellany XXVI.
Sent from Geneva to Capri.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 43, pages 185b-186a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear Anatoly Vasilyevich,
I remind you again and again about Ferri. If you haven’t sent it yet, it’s too bad!
Besides we would very much like to ask you to write an article about the Paris Commune for Proletary No. 3 (23) (the anniversary issue). Perhaps you have the new book by Jaurès and Dubreuil—although these gentlemen could hardly give a correct appraisal of the Commune. Marx’s letters to Kugelmann which we have frequently discussed should of course be mentioned again and quoted for the edification of the opportunists.
The size of this anniversary article—15,000 characters maximum. Deadline, next Wednesday (March 4). Please reply at once whether you will send it.
Please send it!
 Proletary No. 24 was dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the death of Karl Marx. A. V. Lunacharsky informed Lenin that he could not write the article about the Paris Commune.