On the Return of the Emigrants
|Written||16 April 1917|
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1964, Moscow, Volume 24, page 171.
Today’s papers have published a telegram over the signatures of P. B. Axelrod, L. Martov, Ryazanov, Lunacharsky, and Natanson, reading:
We find it absolutely impossible to return to Russia via England.”
Another telegram signed by Mandelberg, member of the Second Duma, Professor Reichesberg, Felix Kon, Ustinov, Balabanova, Andronnikov, and others, reads:
“We see a way out in an agreement between the Russian and German governments... for an exchange of prisoners ... in return for the liberation of a corresponding number of German civilians held in Russia.”