No one, not a single organization, must get to hear of it (the Conference is to be Social-Democratic and consequently legal, according to European laws, but most of the delegates do not possess passports and cannot give their real names). I would ask you, dear comrade, if you think it is possible, to help us and to let us know as soon as you can the address of a comrade in Paris, who (in the event of an answer in the af rmative) could arrange this matter practically. It would be best if the comrade understood Russian, but if that is impossible, we could make ourselves understood in German.
I hope, dear comrade, you will forgive my troubling you with this request.
I thank you in advance.With Party greetings, N. Lenin
The Sixth All-Russian Conference of the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party (RSDLP) was held, as Lenin hoped, in Prague from 5-17 January 1912, with assistance from Czech comrades.The Prague Conference was an important turning point because it was used to expel the Mensheviks from the party, accomplished by at least partially excluding them from the Conference.This is the point at which Bolshevik was added to the party name, and, at Prague, it was decided to change the party newspaper from a weekly to a daily paper with the name Pravda (which remained the organ for the Communist Party of the Soviet Union until 1991). Lenin’s demand for secrecy here re ects the need to keep the gathering from being known to government authorities,as well as rival political groups and the minority faction within his own party.Very few letters of Lenin exist.As a revolutionary, he had to operate from exile and/or clandestinely for so many years. Many were intercepted by the authorities, and some were sent by such circuitous routes that they went astray.Those that reached their intended recipients were often destroyed because of their incriminating content..