V. I. Lenin



[January 26, 1899]


Sent from Shushenskoye village
to Orlov, Vyatka Gubernia
First published in 1925

Printed from the original

From V. I. Lenin, Collected Works, 4th English Edition,
Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1966

Vol. 34, pp. 28-31.

Translated from the Russian
by Clemens Dutt
Edited by Bernard Isaacs

Prepared © for the Internet by David J. Romagnolo,
 (April 2002)

page 455


  [25] Nachalo (The Beginning ) -- a scientific literary and political monthly, organ of the "legal Marxists", published in St. Petersburg in the early months of 1899 under the editorship of P. B. Struve, M. I. Tugan-Baranovsky and others. G. V. Plekhanov, V. I. Zasulich and others contributed to it. Lenin wrote a number of book reviews for the journal (see present edition Vol. 4, pp. 65-73 [Transcriber's Note: See Lenin's reviews of "Parvus. The World Market and the Agricultural Crisis", "R. Gvozdev. Kulak Usury, Its Social and Economic Significance" and "[A. A. Blau, ed.] Commercial and Industrial Russia". -- DJR] and 94-103 [Transcriber's Note: See Lenin's reviews of "Karl Kautsky. Die Agrarfrage" and "Hobson. The Evolution of Modern Capitalism". -- DJR]) which also published the first six paragraphs of Chapter III of his book The Development of Capitalism in Russia (see Vol. 3 of this edition).    [p. 28]

  [26] The reference is to Lenin's article "The Heritage We Renounce" (see Vol. 2, pp. 491-534, of this edition).

    Skaldin (Yelenev, Fyodor Pavlovich ) (1828-1902) -- a Russian publicist and author; in the sixties of the 19th century a spokesman of bourgeois liberalism, contributed to the journal Otechestvenniye Zapiski. Subsequently Slaldin sided with the extreme reactionaries.    [p. 28]

  [27] Chernyshevsky, Nikolai Cavrilovich (1828-1889) -- great Russian revolutionary democrat, materialist philosopher, author and literary critic, leader of the revolutionary-democratic movement of the sixties in Russia.    [p. 28]

  [28] Soziale Praxis -- a German monthly, published from 1895 to 1910, after which it came out under another name.    [p. 31]