Letter to Grigori Zinoviev, Between July 11 and 30, 1915

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I am sending you the notebook: Inessa asks that it be returned when copied.[1]

I am sending Wijnkoop’s letter. Return it immediately (if useful, show it to Yuri). I shall snatch at this “little kernel” of a Left International with both hands. We must work as hard as we can to get closer together with them. I am hurrying Radek to translate the Berne resolutions.[2]

I am sending the beginning of the pamphlet (in the rough) so that we can discuss how to continue the job and turn out a “whole” piece by two authors (show it, if useful, to Yuri; perhaps they will give some money for such a thing? If not, it’s not worth while showing the rough copy).[3]

Send your comments on a separate sheet.

Return immediately.

I think that, when edited, it may turn out a popular and important (both for Russia and for Europe) body of arguments and materials.



Let Zina make some more copies of the report on the Vorkonferenz.[4] It has to be circulated!!

  1. What this refers to has not been established.—Ed.
  2. See present edition, Vol. 21, pp. 158–64.—Ed.
  3. A reference to the pamphlet Socialism and War (The Attitude of the RSDLP Towards the War) (see present edition, Vol. 21, pp. 295–338).—Ed.
  4. This refers to the letter by the delegate of the CC, RSDLP giving a report on the preliminary conference, held on July 11, 1915, in preparation for the first international socialist conference. The letter was circulated among Party organisations (Lenin Miscellany XIV, pp. 464–63).