Telephone Message to Adolph Joffe, October 23, 1918

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Author(s) Lenin
Written 23 October 1918

Published in Pravda No. 231 and Izvestia No. 233, October 25, 1918. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 35, page 371
Collection(s): Izvestia, Pravda
Keywords : Adolph Joffe, Letter

Russian Ambassador Joffe


Immediately transmit our very warmest greetings to Karl Liebknecht. The liberation from prison of the representative of the revolutionary workers of Germany is the portent of a new era, the era of victorious socialism, which is now opening up both for Germany and for the whole world.

On behalf of the Central Committee of the Russian Communist Party (Bolsheviks),


  1. The names of Sverdlov and Stalin are also appended, in Lenin’s handwriting.—Ed.