Written: Written after August 21, 1913
Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXV. Sent from Poronin to St. Petersburg. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 43, page 359b.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Yesterday I sent to Prosveshcheniye a long article “How Vera Zasulich Demolishes Liquidationism”. If Severnaya Pravda is still coming out I suggest publishing this article in six feuilletons, one section per feuilleton, the manuscript, however, to be preserved and returned immediately to Prosveshcheniye.
I repeat, I cannot work without seeing the newspapers. A thousand requests—and still you do not send either Rabochaya Pravda and Zhivaya Zhizn (sets), or Severnaya Pravda and Novaya Rabochaya Gazeta. This used to be done before.
Why publish daily, I don’t understand. I advise changing over to a weekly issue. What is the daily loss? What is the circulation?
Greetings and best wishes!
The promised and long-earned fee from Pravda has not been received! This is becoming insulting!!
 See present edition, Vol. 19, pp. 394–416.—Ed.
 Severnaya Pravda (Northern Truth)—one of the names under which the Bolshevik Pravda was issued from August 1 (14) to September 7 (20), 1913. Altogether 31 numbers were issued.
 Rabochaya Pravda (Workers’ Truth)—one of the names under which the Bolshevik newspaper Pravda was issued from July 13 (26) to August 1 (14), 1913.
 Zhivaya Zhizn (Living Life)—a legal daily of the Menshevik liquidators, published in St. Petersburg from July 11 (24), 1913; it was a successor to the liquidators’ newspaper Luch. Altogether 19 numbers were issued. The paper was closed down on August 1 (14).
A critical analysis of Vera Zasulich’s article “Apropos of a Certain Question” was given by Lenin in his article “How Vera Zasulich Demolishes Liquidationism” (see present edition, Vol. 19, pp. 394–416).
 Novaya Rabochaya Gazeta (New Workers’ Gazette)—a daily newspaper of the Menshevik liquidators, published in St. Petersburg in lieu of Zhivaya Zhizn from August 8 (21), 1913, to January 23 (February 5), 1914. Lenin often called it “New Liquidators’ Gazette”.