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V. I. Lenin

WHY I RESIGNED FROM
THE ISKRA EDITORIAL BOARD

A LETTER TO THE EDlTORS OF ISKRA

Written in the early part        
of December 1903        
 
Published in leaflet form        
in December 1903        
Signed: N. Lenin        

Published according to
the leaflet text
 
 
 
 

From V. I. Lenin, Collected Works, 4th English Edition,
Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1965,

Second Edition

Vol. 7, pp. 119-25.

Translated by Abraham Fineberg and by Naomi Jochel
Edited by Clemens Dutt


Prepared © for the Internet by David J. Romagnolo, djr@cruzio.com (May 1997)



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    NOTES

      [61] This Letter to the Editors of "Iskra" played a big part in exposing the opportunist tactics of the Mensheviks, their disruptive activity at the Second Party Congress and after it. After the Menshevik editors refused pusillanimously to print the "Letter" in Iskra, the Bolsheviks published it in leaflet form. It had a wide circulation in Russia, where it was illegally reprinted. Police documents for 1904-05 show that copies were found during house-searches and arrests in Moscow, Kharkov, Tula, Tomsk, Riga, Nikolayev, Poltava, Astrakhan, and the Donbas coalfield.    [p.119]

      [62] Aus der Weltpolitik (From the Realm of World Politics) -- a weekly bulletin published by Parvus in Munich from 1898 to 1905.    [p.122]