Letter to Grigori Zinoviev, Between July 28 and August 2, 1915

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Olga writes that we must hurry up like anything with the CO — otherwise Kuzma will take on other work!

Yet we have little material!! Scandalous!!

I am sending today a small article “On the Slogan for a United States of Europe” direct to the printing shop (asking them to send the proofs to you)—(written on the lines we discussed. We must be sure to correct the mistake before the pamphlet comes out, and insert in the pamphlet a comment on the Manifesto[1] ).

[[ In the pamphlet I shall add the 1913 resolution on the national question. ]]]

I am sending you an article on the national programme (I would have liked to rewrite it; it’s not the thing, I’m afraid; I would have preferred to hold it over).[2] Olga has 400 lines of copy+125 United States of Europe, and altogether the issue will have 736lines!!

Send Olga by Monday morning without fail (generally, by the first post) some more material. I don’t think it’s worth giving Quarck[3] alongside of your article.


No. 111 of Nashe Slovo had it.[4]


Was Braun in Nashe Slovo?

Nadya made inquiries and says it was. ]]

We ought to have an article on Russia, if only a small one.

(I was ill and couldn’t work until yesterday.)

Regards to everybody,



P.S. Thanks for the pamphlets.

If there’s nothing else, send Golay to the CO.

In the pamphlet you forgot to put in the figures of the number of workers in “our” and the liquidators’ gubernias. Send them in.

  1. See “On the Slogan for a United States of Europe. Editorial Comment by Sotsial-Demokrat on the Manifesto on War Issued by the Central Committee of the RSDLP” (present edition, Vol. 21, p. 344).—Ed.
  2. Apparently this refers to Lenin’s article “The Revolutionary Proletariat and the Right of Nations to Self-Determination” (see present edition, Vol. 21, pp. 407–14).—Ed.
  3. This refers to Lenin’s article “The ‘Peace’ Slogan Appraised” (see present edition, Vol. 21, pp. 287–89).—Ed.
  4. Nashe Slovo No. 111 for June 11, 1915, carried an article “From the Baltic Region” over the signature “Br.” (Braun). A continuation of this article was published In Nos. 112 and 113 of Nashe Slovo for June 12 and 13, 1915.