Letter to Georgi Plekhanov, December 20, 1901

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Author(s) Lenin
Written 20 December 1901


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First published in 1926 in the collection The Emancipation of Labour Group No. 4. Sent from Munich to Geneva. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 43, pages 76b-77a.

20/XII. 01

Dear G. V.,

I forgot to ask you to do the following: please Look among your papers for a letter my wife sent you concerning the articleThe Workers’ Party and the Peasantry[1] (three or four close-written sheets of letter paper, without heading or signature).

You haven’t given your opinion as regards printing it in Zarya. I would like to remind you of it, so that you should not forget to send it to us without fail before leaving[2] (or to bring it along).

Please write when you plan to leave and expect to arrive here.

Berg is said to have scored a success in Paris. But the Union crowd in Russia have achieved absolutely nothing! This is the very time to crush them.

I am writing a pamphlet[3] against them, and I get angrier and angrier as I go on. The only trouble is that my pamphlet is getting too fat!

Yours,

Frey

  1. See present edition, Vol. 4, pp. 420–28.—Ed.
  2. A reference to G. V. Plekhanov’s trip to Brussels to attend a conference of the International Socialist Bureau, to which he had been elected, together with B. N. Krichevsky, at the Paris Congress of the Second International in 1900. The conference opened on December 30, 1901, and Plekhanov’s report on its proceedings was published in Iskra No. 15 dated January 15, 1902, under the title, “From Brussels. Letter to the Editors of Iskra” (see G. V. Plekhanov, Collected Works, Russian Ed., Vol. 12, 1924, pp. 193–98).
  3. See What Is To Be Done? (present edition, Vol. 5, pp. 347–529).—Ed.