V. I.   Lenin


To:   G. V. CHICHERIN[1]

Written: Written in June, after 3, 1919
Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 50. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 244b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Chicherin,

1) What have you done to help this Indian?
—in publishing his article?
—in other respects?

2) We must push on with summaries, leaflets, maps of the partition of the world {{ by Great Britain and France }}
” ” ” ” Turkey
” ” ” ” colonies
Persia, etc.

3) What about the radio message concerning the “ ultimatum” of the British workers? (Vecherniye Izvestia, 3. VI.)[2]



[1] Lenin’s note to Chicherin was written in connection with a letter from M. Barakatullah, an Indian professor, who wrote about the struggle against British imperialism in India, and asked that his article on Bolshevism he published “in order to win the hearts of the Moslems to the support of Bolshevism”.

[2] The ultimatum mentioned in this note was presented to the British Government by a delegation of the British Trades Union Congress. The workers demanded that the government should not interfere in the internal affairs of Soviet Russia and Soviet Hungary and threatened a general strike if their demands were not met.

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