Written: Written on September 26, 1921
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 311b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I thank you very much for the material you have sent me. I return it. I cannot express my opinion, because I am not clear on the matter: I cannot form an opinion after reading the very little that you have marked off.
By the way, if you see Gennari, thank him for his letter to the “Comrades members of the Executive Committee of the Communist International” of 18/IX.1921.
It is clear, precise and fully convincing.
Serrati is a blend of petty-bourgeois spinelessness and politicaster swindling. I am quite prepared to repeat this in the press if Gennari and other comrades—you and Zinoviev among them, of course—consider it useful. In that case, let Gennari send me the original of Serrati’s article in Avanti!, and I shall write him a 20–line letter for the press. But it is hardly worth while to do this.