First published in 1964 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 45.
Printed from a typewritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 588b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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To Comrade Chicherin and all members of the Politbureau
I have no time now to weigh with sufficient consideration all the expressions in the draft Note to the Entente, which I believe to be very important. I think that every word should be checked two or three times to see that it does not mean that we shall refuse to attend the conference.
In that sense, the Note should be especially “diplomatic”. It seemed to me that at the end of the Note, which T gave a very cursory glance, there are expressions which are not sufficiently diplomatic in this sense.
 A reference to the R.S.F.S.R. Government’s Note to the Governments of Britain, France and Italy of November 2, 1922 (see Dokumenty vneshnei politiki SSSR, Vol. V, Moscow, 1901, pp. 650– 53).