Letter to the Dutch Communists, October 14, 1919

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Author(s) Lenin
Written 14 October 1919

First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV. Printed from the handwritten copy. Translated from the German.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 291b-292a.

The letter was written at the request of the Dutch Communist, S. Rutgers, who was sent by the Executive Committee of the Communist International to Holland to organise there the West-European Bureau of the Communist International.

14. X. 1919

Dear Friends,

I send you best greetings. Our position is very difficult owing to the offensive of 14 states. We are making the greatest efforts. The communist movement in all countries is growing remarkably. The Soviet system has everywhere become a practical slogan for the working masses. This is a step forward of tremendous world-historic significance. The victory of the international proletarian revolution, despite everything, is inevitable.


N. Lenin