In Refutation of Sinister Rumours

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Author(s) Lenin
Written 20 July 1917

Written on July 7 (20), 1917
Published: First Published in Lenin Miscellany VII, 1928. Published according to the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 25, page 170.

Listok “Pravdy” of July 6 carried a detailed refutation of the foul slander spread by the Black Hundred papers with regard to Lenin and others. A similar refutation, in a briefer form, was published as a separate leaflet on be half of our Party Central Committee.

In addition, we have only to answer the following question put to us: are the rumours concerning the arrest of Lenin, Kamenev, Zinoviev and others true? No, these rumours are untrue. All the Bolsheviks named here who are baited with particular zeal by the vile and slanderous press are members of the All-Russia Central Executive Committee of the Soviets of Workers’ and Soldiers’ Deputies. Once again we request all fair-minded citizens not to believe these infamous slanders and sinister rumours.