Letter to Georgi Plekhanov, November 18, 1903

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November 18, 1903

Georgi Valentinovich,

I am sorry that I am a day late with my article[1] ; I was not well yesterday and in general the work is going terribly hard these last few days.

The article turned out longer than I thought and had to be divided into two parts; in the second part I shall make a detailed analysis of Novobrantsev and draw conclusions.

I consider that my article should have a signature and so I am taking a pseudonym, otherwise, pending the announcement, it will probably be inconvenient for you.

Will you please also insert my statement[2] appended herewith in the issue of Iskra containing the announcement about the Congress. Of course, in the event of complete peace being established in the Party (which I am hoping for) and if you were to find it necessary, I could, among other peace terms, discuss also the non-publication of this statement.

Yours sincerely,

N. Lenin

  1. The reference is to “The Narodnik-like Bourgeois and Distraught Narodism” (see present edition, Vol. 7).—Ed.
  2. To the Editorial Board of the Central Organ of the RSDLP” (see present edition, Vol. 7).—Ed.