First published in 1964 in Collected Works,Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 48.
Sent to Stockholm.
Printed from the original.
Translated from the German.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 43, pages 426b-428a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Poronin, July 25, 1914 (Galizien)
Please excuse me for taking the liberty of asking a favour of you without knowing you personally. The latest revolutionary events in Russia compel me to it.
I found your address and the address of K.W. Jansson in Vorwärts (Berlin), 1913, No. 33 (8.II.1913) (“Aus der Partei”: “Die in Stockholm lebenden deutschen Parteigenossen”). Our contact with St. Petersburg the usual way (via Warsaw) has now become impossible.
I would therefore ask you to supply us with several good secret addresses or one good secret address in Stockholm. The address should be that of a reliable and very punctual comrade. It would be desirable to receive a permanent ad dress. We can communicate in German, French or English.
This comrade would have to affix Swedish stamps to letters received from us and send them to Finland (or to St. Petersburg). Also to send letters (in their envelopes) received from Finland (or Russia) to our address: Ulianow. Poronin (Galizien). If telegrams are received—to wire them to us.
If you will be so kind as to arrange this, I shall send you immediately the necessary sum of money for postal and telegraph expenses (as well as envelopes, etc.).
I enclose an international reply coupon.
As to my identity, I would inform you that from 1907 to 1911 I represented the Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party on the International Socialist Bureau. My Party pseudonym is Lenin, my real name Ulyanov. My former address, given in many published documents of the International Socialist Bureau, is: Oulianoff. 4. Rue Marie Rose. Paris. (XIV).
Since taking up residence in the country in Galicia I resigned this post. Our representative on the International Socialist Bureau now is Comrade Harrison (35. Mornington Crescent. London. N. W.).
Comrade Branting, leader of the Swedish party, knows me. You can telephone him. In the event of his not being in Stockholm, I am enclosing, in proof of my identity, some wrappers of socialist newspapers which I am receiving.
On behalf of the Central Committee of the Russian
Social-Democratic Labour Party,
With Party greetings, thanking you in advance,
P.S. Will you please send the enclosed letter to Finland.