Letter to Alexei Rykov, February 17, 1911
|Written||17 February 1911|
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 43, pages 268b-269a.
We are sending you some novelties:
2) The resolution of the San Remo “group” (read Plekhanov “and his household”).
Today Lieber told the CC Bureau Abroad that Adrianov is near Moscow and that according to his, Lieber’s, information the question of whether to call the CC in Russia or abroad is being discussed.
In our opinion Mikhail Mironych must be sent to the Samovars (we are trying to send him to you tomorrow, i.e., to get him to leave tomorrow. I spoke to him today and he agreed). He has a reason for finding it inconvenient to go to Russia just now, but the reason is unimportant and he has agreed to go to Russia also. Here is what you should do: send him at once with two assignments: (1) to send Lyubich abroad immediately; (2) to see the Samovars and persuade them to decide for abroad and leave.
It is unreasonable, absurd, mad to risk failure when in the enclosed official paper Igor expresses himself in favour of abroad and even promises to get not only Adrianov abroad, but also the “London candidates” (i.e., Roman+ Adrianov, in any case two: hence the obvious and imperative need for Lyubich, otherwise our three will not make the majority).
Tomorrow we are sending the theses for the declaration on the liquidators and otzovists.
With best regards,
- Return at once after reading (and making a copy). —Lenin
- A reference to a statement submitted by B. Gorev (Igor) on February 17, 1911, to the CC Bureau Abroad on the question of where to bold the plenary meeting of the CC and the candidates put forward by the Mensheviks (see Lenin Miscellany XVIII, pp. 16–17).
- Samovars—V. P. Nogin and G. D. Leiteisen (Lindov), members of the Russia Bureau of the RSDLP Central Committee residing at the time in Tula.—Ed.
- According to the rules of the CC adopted by the January 1910 plenary meeting of the CC, RSDLP, alternate members of the CC elected by the Fifth (London) Congress of the RSDLP and “carrying out Party work of any kind in Russia” could take part in the work of the plenary meeting. The Mensheviks advanced the candidacy of Roman (K. M. Yermolayev), who together with other liquidators had sabotaged the work of the Bureau of the CC, RSDLP, in Russia for a year and a half.