Written: Written in October-December 1913
Published: Published in 1913, in the journal Prosveshcheniye Nos. 10, 11 and 12. Signed: V. Ilyin. Published according to the journal text.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1972, Moscow, Volume 20, pages 17-51.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs and The Late Joe Fineberg
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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|1. LIBERALS AND DEMOCRATS ON THE LANGUAGE QUESTION||20|
|2. “NATIONAL CULTURE”||23|
|3. THE NATIONALIST BOGEY OF “ASSIMILATION”||27|
|4. “CULTURAL-NATIONAL AUTONOMY”||33|
|5. THE EQUALITY OF NATIONS AND THE RIGHTS OF NATIONAL MINORITIES||40|
|6. CENTRALISATION AND AUTONOMY||45|
 The article “Critical Remarks on the National Question” was written by Lenin in October-December 1913 and published the same year in the Bolshevik legal journal Prosveshcheniye Nos. 10, 11 and 12.
The article was preceded by lectures on the national question which Lenin delivered in a number of Swiss cities—Zurich, Geneva, Lausanne and Berne—in the summer of 1913.
In the autumn of 1913 Lenin made a report on the national question at the “August” (“Summer”) Conference of the Central Committee of the R.S.D.L.P. with Party workers. A resolution on the report drafted by Lenin was adopted. After the Conference Lenin started work on his article “Critical Remarks on the National Question”.