We, 17 Communists of Latvia, are turning to you. We are writing you because we see no other means of influencing action and events which are doing grave harm to the Communist movement, to Marxism - Leninism, to us, and to other small nations.
The questions we are writing about here have been raised by a number of Communists in local Party organisations, but the only results have been reparations.
In order for you to understand us correctly, we find it necessary to speak briefly about ourselves. We are not opportunists, nor are we "leftists" or "rightists". We are Communists, and most of us have been such for 25 - 35 years and more. We wish only well to socialism, Marxism - Leninism, and mankind.
Esteemed comrades! In this letter we briefly described the actual situation existing in the soviet Union in only one aspect, that of the national question. But the teachings of Marxism-Leninism about the rights and freedoms common to all mankind, the freedom of speech, the leninist style of work, and other fundamental principles of Marxism-Leninism are also being grossly violated here.
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