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January Feb- ruary 20 February January 28 February 1 February 15 February 22 April 10 Lenin in Zakopane. Lenin in the Kremlin courtyard during convalescence after the attempt on his life. October V. Lenin watches the trials of the first Soviet electric plough at the training and experimental farm of the Moscow Zootechnics Institute.

October 22, The documents in this volume reflect Lenin's activities during the revival of the working-class movement that began in , during the imperialist world war, during the period when the Great October Socialist Revolution was prepared and carried out, and during the first five ears of Soviet power. The letters written in the years of revolutionary revival — to the editorial board of Pravda, to Y. Sverdlov and others — show Lenin's activity in guiding the Bolshevik legal daily newspaper Pravda and the Bolshevik group in the Fourth State Duma, and contain authoritative observa- tions on the problem of nationalities.

A number of letters, to Maxim Gorky, G. Orjonikidze and others, throw light on Lenin's efforts to unite the Party on the basis of the decisions of the Prague Conference, and his fight against the anti-Party August bloc, organised by Trotsky. A large number of letters in this volume reflect Lenin's struggle against the imperialist war and the treacherous policy of the open social-chauvinists, Kautskians and Trots- kyists, and expose the anti-Party activity of hidden ene- mies of the Party — Pyatakov, Bukharin, Zinoviev and their supporters.

These letters also show what Lenin did to guide the revolutionary work of the Bolshevik organisations in Russia and unite the Left-wing elements of international Social-Democracy on the principles of proletarian inter- nationalism for the fight against social-chauvinism and for transformation of the imperialist war into civil war. The Bolshevik attitude to the slogan "defence of the fatherland" receives particular attention. The letters and telegrams of the years contain directives issued by Lenin on questions of the country's defence, the Red Army's military operations and conso- lidation of the Soviet rear.

A number of letters sharply criticise the work of the Revolutionary Military Council. These letters, and also the telegrams to the Military Councils of various fronts and armies, expose the suspicious activities of the Trots- kyists who had found their way into high military posts and were attempting to frustrate the successes of the Red Army and make more difficult the struggle of the Soviet people against the foreign invaders and the whiteguards.

In the letters covering the years much space is devoted to the strengthening of the Soviet state, econom- ic planning and the electrification of the country. Many documents of this period deal with the problems of improv- ing the work of the machinery of state — the drive against bureaucracy, the proper selection of personnel, systematic checking of the fulfilment of decisions and drawing the mass of working people into state administration.

Lenin's correspondence in these years demonstrates his special concern for scholars and writers, for the develop- ment of Soviet culture, science and technology. This can be seen in his letters about the plan for electrification of the country, the importance of radio inventions, the compilation of a dictionary of contemporary Russian, the work of libraries and schools, and in those which point to the necessity for gathering materials on the history of the Civil War and the Soviet Republic.

The volume contains documents that had not been included in previous editions of the Collected Works they are marked with an asterisk in the contents list. Of these 23 appeared in print for the first time in the Fourth Russian Edition. PREFACE 21 The letters and telegrams are in chronological order, those sent abroad from Russia being dated in old style, those sent from abroad in new style.

Where there is no date in Lenin's original, the editors have added it at the end of the docu- ment. Apart from the reference notes, there is an alphabetical list for identifying the pseudonyms, nicknames and initials used in the text. I hope you will be as glad of this as we are. Won't you write a May Day leaflet for us? Or a little leaflet in a similar May Day spirit? Quite a short one, a "heart-warmer", what do you say? Think of old times, remember , and put down a couple of words, if you have the mind to write.

There are two or three illegal print- ing-presses in Russia, and the Central Committee will re- publish it, probably, in several tens of thousands of copies. It would be a good thing to get a revolutionary manifesto like the Tales in Zvezda. We are having a devilish hard job with it — internal and external and financial difficulties are immense — but still we are managing so far.

All the best, Lenin P. And Sovremennik 4 has had the sense to die, after all! That was a good deed on its part. I enclose the Conference resolutions. I have seen Zhivoye Dyelo. Liberal propaganda. They are glad that the police prevent the question of the Party being openly discussed. Zvezda will continue, either as a weekly or as a kopek daily. I am glad, I must confess, that they are "going up the spout". But as for your having nothing to live on and not being able to get printed anywhere, that's bad. You ought to have got rid of that leech Pyatnitsky long ago and appoint- ed an honest agent, an agent pure and simple, to deal with Znaniye 8 perhaps it's already too late, I don't know!!!

If only It would have been a gold mine I see Rozhkov's Irkutskoye Slovo 9 very rarely. The man's become a liquidator. And Chuzhak is an old ass, hardened and pretentious.

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Yours, Lenin Thank M. A report on the Conference is a necessary and most important thing. I hope that, once you have taken it on, you will go round all Switzerland, and not only the two cities. What more was needed? Well, isn't this Lunacharsky a scoundrel? I was against the invitation, but the delegates invited the Vperyod group and Trotsky and Plekhanov. The chairman of the credentials committee was the dele- gate from Kiev a Menshevik.

Even Trotsky has admitted under pressure! Whom will the worker believe, then? The Kiev organisa- tion or ranters abroad? Don't believe rumours. Neither the Plekhanovites nor the Vperyod people, no one left the Conference. The one from Kiev behaved with extreme correctness and on the whole went with us.

The one from Ekaterinoslav, behaved with extreme obstructiveness, but even he did not leave the Conference, and only moved "protests" in the spirit of Plekhanov. The Ekaterinoslav delegate moved his own draft resolu- tion on the constitution of the Conference, in which he fully admitted that everyone had been notified, protested that some had not come, but wanted the Conference to constitute itself as representing Russian organisations. He remained on this in a minority of one. Now 12 delegates are in Russia, making reports every- where. There are already letters about this from St.

The work has begun and will continue. Let them try! It's deeds that are needed, gentlemen, and not words!! We have broken with the liquidators, the Party has broken with them. Let someone try to set up a different R. It would be laughable. The Duma Social-Democratic group is directly neither for us nor for them. But 1 there were two deputies at our Conference 16 ; 2 Zvezda has nine Social-Democratic deputies on its list of contributors, while the liquidationist Zhivoye Dyelo has four. There are facts for you! Among the Letts the Bolsheviks have declared war on their Central Committee.

Well, I wish you every success! Greetings to all our friends. Yours, N. Naturally, all this is laughable. If these gentry proved unable to retain their grip even on the C. Bureau Abroad make fun of it in your report, using Plekhanov's funeral oration in No. Well, kind friends, not words but deeds: you boast that you have united. All the best, and best wishes for success. Truly, it is enough to make one despair! Instead of letters, you send various telegraphically brief exclamations which are quite incomprehensible.

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Where is he? How is he getting on? It's devilishly necessary to have someone legal in Petersburg or near Petersburg, because things are bad there. This is a furious and difficult war. We have neither information nor guidance, nor supervi- sion of the paper. Not one, and not a single contact. Why, that's complete collapse!

Is it really not clear how different such formal resolutions are from letters of an intimate character: "decent", "jolly good", "we won", etc.? There are no resolutions from Kiev or from Savka's town. It is quite unsuitable either for the press or for official use. Were all the resolutions read out? Were they approved? What is the text of resolutions on the TO G. Are they joining forces with the local liquid- ators? Not one not one! Not a single word of communication with that town most important! Is not that collapse? Isn't that a parody of work? Simply a disgrace.

Where are the resolutions? Shame and disgrace! A disgrace. Will it be published? Has it been approved com- pletely? We have to print it in the Central Organ, but have no precise information. The Germans have sent a refusal. Unless it is taken to court, we shall have a complete breakdown in three or four months. Clearly this is Trotsky. There is a great battle over the Conference — but Russia is silent.

It is no use putting on a bold show and boasting; everyone knows about Vorwdrts and the protests, but nothing comes from Russia. A round of visits and contacts. Precise correspondence. Reprinting of the Announcement, even by hectograph. Otherwise it's all boasting. Lenin Pass on the letter to S. Greet- ings. On the one hand, in Paris at the present time it is groups of this kind that have voted for the above-mentioned resolution. An old custom has it that all condemned persons have the right to inveigh against their judges for 24 hours.

The persons who have signed the resolution have made excessive use of this right, and perhaps even abused it. On the other hand, there are groups who were invited to the Conference but refused to take part in it. Now they are "protesting" and attempting to call another conference, appealing to the gods to witness that they stand for unity. A very original way to get unity! We shall see whether they will make any headway in Russia.

It is just as difficult to carry out anything real in Russia as it is easy to vote for abusive resolutions in Paris. And, of course, Paris, Vienna, etc. In any case, the persons who signed the Paris resolution are in too much of a hurry when they begin to talk about a "split". In order to establish that a split exists, it must be established that there exist at least two Central Commit- tees in Russia. So far this is not so. As for Citizen Plekhanov, the C. He has not 32 V.

LENIN vouchsafed a reply. Consequently, at the present time I am quite ignorant of whether Citizen Plekhanov has and from which C. If you, dear comrade, are luckier than I, i. With fraternal greetings, Yours to command, N. It is a great mistake when people simply dismiss what goes on abroad with a wave of the hand and "send it to hell".

And they will call it! We must fight stubbornly, seriously and systematically. There must be a round tour and explanation everywhere of the liquidators' deception. Reprint the long article in the last issue of Rabochaya Gaze- ta 29 as a leaflet. I advise you to print a number of leaflets immediately all the important resolutions of the Conference are a must. With leaflets you will win everything. Be exceptionally careful in setting about Izvestia.

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And it is more impor- tant than anything else to hold on until the elections. Remember that there are no replacements. Krup- skaya. Contacts, contacts, contacts, that's what we haven't got. Without this every- thing is unstable. Remember that two have already left the scene, there are no replacements for them. Without contacts everything will fall to pieces after one or two further arrests. You must without fail set up regional com- mittees or simply groups of trusted agents , linked up with us, for every region.

Without this everything is shaky. As regards publication, you should press on with reprinting the entire resolution about the elections, 31 to make it everywhere available in full and among the masses. As regards the money, it is time to stop being naive about the Germans. Trotsky is now in full command there, and carrying on a furious struggle. You must send us a mandate to take the matter to the courts, otherwise we shall get nothing. We have already sent the May Day leaf- let everywhere I advise you to publish the appeal to the peasants about the elections as a leaflet from Rabochaya Gazeta: the peasantry and the elections.

This is an essential supplement to the platform, in which a very important paragraph about socialism has been omitted. Contacts, contacts. Vorwdrts is printing the most brazen lies, as, for example, that all Russia has already declared in favour of the Bundist-Lettish conference. It's Trotsky and Co. Altogether, Trotsky is boss in Vorwdrts. The foreign department is controlled by Hilferding, Trotsky's friend. This is nearly all, there will he another article or two from here in two days' time, and then you will get an article on the budget from Tver.

Don't go out of your way to cut them down. It is better to publish in full a substantial article which will be of value in giving intelligible guidance for the elections.

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Don't go out of your way for cheapness and brevity — better publish something solid. If, after all, it is absolutely impossible to publish all the articles, be certain to return those you don't. Let your secretary write to me direct here, and not through Arcachon, to avoid any delay. Give us a better address for letters to you. This is a great mistake. You can and should reply, without saying a word about the Conference.

You should print a brief reply to every lie of Zhivoye Dyelo: Zhivoye Dyelo in such-and-such a number is lying, as all the liquidators do. It is essential to reply, otherwise you lose. See present edition, Vol. Otherwise it becomes a "privilege" for him, which we cannot tolerate. Be careful. You will force us to leave if Plekhanov is given the privilege of writing against the Conference when we cannot write in favour of it.

It would be a mean trick to allow him to abuse it when we cannot praise it. Please send us confiscated issues separately, wrapping them up in newspapers of the Right. What length of article can be sent? Written on April 22, Sent from Paris to St. It is an incredible-but with us, it turns out, a pos- sible — fact that a letter of a purely scientific nature can be lost.

I will try and repeat it from memory, because I did not take a copy. This work will certainly enable you to test, deepen and consolidate your Marxist convictions. I will note some ideas which came into my mind when reading it. It seemed to me that here and there, when study- ing the results of "differentiation", departures from the countryside are overlooked. Diminished differentiation, it would seem? But if 30 house- holds or families have left the village for the town, or migrated, etc.

I think this is a typical example. The statistics always consider the households in existence, remaining "narrowly statistical" and omitting what is sometimes most important. Then, the author definitely and more than once confines the subject of his research to the tillage aspect. Knipovich's book K voprosu o differen- tsiatsii russkogo krestyanstva. Differentsiatsia v sfere zemledelcheskogo khozyaistva A Contribution to the Problem of Differentiation of the Russian Peasantry.

Differentiation in the Sphere of Farming , St. Petersburg, This leads to error, because some aspects of "differentiation", i. Do not the rows of figures sometimes obscure the types, socio-economic types of farmers substan- tial bourgeois farmer; middle farmer; semi-proletarian; proletarian? This danger is very great because of the qualities of statistical material. The "rows of figures" carry one away. I would advise the author to take this danger into account: our "socialists of the chair" unquestionably in this way throttle the living Marxist content of data.

They drown the class struggle in rows and rows of figures. This does not occur with the author, but in the big work he has undertaken he ought particularly to take account of this danger, this "line" of the socialists of the chair, the liberals and the Narodniks. He should take it into account and trim it down, of course.

Lastly, Maslov 35 has appeared as something like a deus ex machina. Quibus auxiliis?

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Perhaps the author took him on trust more by chance? Such were my thoughts when reading your interesting and serious book. I shake you by the hand, and wish you success in your work. I take this opportunity to send warm greetings to the whole family, and particularly to the "water-carrying nags" 36 — do you remember? Yours, V. By what means? The author reminds you that he is expecting an advance. It is urgently necessary to reply to him immediately you can do it through me, but without fail on a separate sheet.

The author lives in Lemberg, makes a special study of his subject, and such a contributor should be drawn in. Once again I advise you to pay him an advance, and in any case to reply to him at once. If Gylka's articles are not accepted, return them at once without fail! We have received the parcel, and cannot help complain- ing.

Did other members of the staff take the rest of the books received? Have they taken them for long, or for good? If so, you ought to arrange to send them to us for a time. We repeat that without books we cannot work. The office should be more careful about this. Yet to send it at once would have cost 5 kopeks There has been a delay with the papers, after all. We are stuck here without newspapers, and we shall be without them for another two or three days. Very little time is left, and the paper should make itself responsible for the whole business. With such material in your hands, and with an intelligent reporter visit- ing the City Council daily or times a week, you can run a good section in the paper about the course of the elections.

Send it, and send it to us as well by wrapper. I advise you to reply to Trotsky through the post: "To Trotsky Vienna. We shall not reply to disruptive and slanderous letters. The well-known Marxist and follower of Plekhanov, Rothstein London , has writ- ten to us that he received Trotsky's slanders and replied to him: I cannot complain of the Petersburg Pravda in any way. But this intriguer and liquidator goes on lying, right and left. Yours faithfully, V.

Ulyanov P. It would be still better to reply in this way to Trotsky through the post: "To Trotsky Vienna. You are wasting your time sending us disruptive and slanderous letters. They will not be replied to. First of all, a detail. You won't find correspondents at two kopeks a line. So long as you have no money, you will have to make do with our articles about affairs abroad. Now for the main thing. You complain of monotony. But this will always be the case if you don't print polemics — if, in particular, you cut down Kamenev he writes in a different tone — if you reduce everything to "positive liquidationism".

And in addition you will lose all your con- tributors if you don't print them, and don't even reply and don't send back articles for example, mine: the reply to Blank — important] "Unquenchable Hopes" 41 and a num- ber of othersW. Just look at Nevsky Golos: it's more lively. It is not afraid of polemics. It attacks. In Memory of the Commune. Polemical Notes. The Meaning of the Crisis. Conference of the British Social-Democratic Party. The Meeting of the C. Members of the R. May June 4 June Introduction to the Pamphlet Two Parties. Reformism in the Russian Social-Democratic Movement. Stolypin and the Revolution. The Election Campaign and the Election Platform.

The Grand Total. Two Centres. Speech Delivered in the Name of the R. Hyndman on Marx. Agency of the Liberal Bourgeoisie.