V. I. Lenin

Speech at a Conference with
Left-Wing Swedish Social-Democrats

March 31 (April 13), 1917{1}

Published: Politiken No. 86, April 17, 1917. Printed from the Politiken text. Translated from the Swedish.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 41, pages 398.2-399.1.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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On behalf of the Russian comrades, Lenin voiced his thanks for the welcome and said that a congress of the Russian Socialist Party due to be called shortly would put forward an international proposal. Close ties would be maintained with the Swedish comrades, especially with Politiken.


{1} The conference was held on the morning of March 31 (April 13) at the Regina Hotel in the presence of a group of Russian émigrés led by Lenin and Swedish Left-wing Social-Democrats C. Lindhagen, F. Str\"om, C. N. Carleson, K. Kilbom and Ture Nerman. The burgomaster of Stockholm C. Lindhagen and Lenin presided at the conference. C. Lindhagen spoke on the subject of “Light from the East”; Lenin gave a short report on the trip; a protocol on the circumstances of the trip across Germany was read out, after which the Swedish Social-Democrats expressed their readiness to testify their full solidarity with the step of the Russian revolutionaries. On behalf of the Swedes the conference was also addressed by C. N. Carleson, who expressed the hope that the revolution in Russia would grow into an international one. In conclusion, the Swedes gave an enthusiastic reception to the Russians and the organiser of the trip, Fritz Platten. p. 398

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