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Direct-line conversation with L. D. Trotsky, Chairman of the Soviet Peace Delegation at Brest-Litovsk
|Written||3 January 1918|
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, Moscow, Volume 26, 1972, pp. 427
January 3 (16), 1918
Lenin here. I have just received your special letter. Stalin is away and I have not yet been able to show it to him. I think your plan is worth discussing. Can its final implementation be somewhat deferred, and the final decision taken after a special Central Executive Committee meeting over here? I shall show the letter to Stalin as soon as he returns.
I should like to consult Stalin before replying to your question. A delegation of the Kharkov Ukrainian Central Executive Committee, which has assured me that the Kiev Rada is on its last legs, is leaving today to join you.
Stalin has just arrived, I shall discuss it with him, and will shortly let you know our joint reply.
Please inform Trotsky. Request arrange adjournment and return to Petrograd.