Written: Written before January 17, 1915
Published: First published in 1924 in Lenin Miscellany II. Sent from Berne to Copenhagen. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 36, page 318.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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We have once more decided (after having a talk yesterday with Grimm, by the way) to advise you not to attend the council of the heathen: let the liquidators attend the Copenhagen conference, if they like. We should do better not to take part at all.
Even the Swiss are not going.
This appears to be an intrigue of the Germans. I even think that it involves an intrigue of the German General Staff, who want to probe for “peace” through others.
We shall learn nothing there. Nothing much can be done there. All we need is to send in the manifesto.
I am in a great hurry, so excuse the abruptness.