V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written between July 11 and 30, 1915
Published: First published in 1964 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 49. Sent from Sörenberg to Hertenstein. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, pages 460b-461a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I am sending you the notebook: Inessa asks that it be returned when copied.[1]

I am sending Wijnkoop’s letter. Return it immediately (if useful, show it to Yuri). I shall snatch at this “little kernel” of a Left International with both hands. We must work as hard as we can to get closer together with them. I am hurrying Radek to translate the Berne resolutions.[2]

I am sending the beginning of the pamphlet (in the rough) so that we can discuss how to continue the job and turn out a “whole” piece by two authors (show it, if useful, to Yuri; perhaps they will give some money for such a thing? If not, it’s not worth while showing the rough copy).[3]

Send your comments on a separate sheet.

Return immediately.

I think that, when edited, it may turn out a popular and important (both for Russia and for Europe) body of arguments and materials.


Let Zina make some more copies of the report on the Vorkonferenz.[4] It has to be circulated!!


[1] What this refers to has not been established.—Ed.

[2] See present edition, Vol. 21, pp. 158–64.—Ed.

[3] A reference to the pamphlet Socialism and War (The Attitude of the R.S.D.L.P. Towards the War) (see present edition, Vol. 21, pp. 295–338).—Ed.

[4] This refers to the letter by the delegate of the C.C., R.S.D.L.P. giving a report on the preliminary conference, held on July 11, 1915, in preparation for the first international socialist conference. The letter was circulated among Party organisations (Lenin Miscellany XIV, pp. 464–63).

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